Social Security plays a large role in funding retirement for many Americans. However, many struggle to find information relevant to their retirement and are often left on hold for hours when they call. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration introduced a portal in June making the website easier to navigate and locate crucial information. It can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/.
The website was redesigned to share more condensed and summarized information. It has been adapted to be more accessible on mobile devices. From the portal, you can apply for Social Security easily and sign up for updates from the SSA.
The Social Security portal allows one to name a representative payee, an individual or organization that manages one’s Social Security payments on their behalf (if one becomes unable to do so). One can add up to three representative payees and adjust them through the portal at any time.
This is just one of the updates the SSA will be introducing throughout 2020 to simplify the process of applying for Social Security benefits. For more information, the SSA press release is located at https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2020/#6-2020-1.