Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day?
Like most Americans, her schedule is busy and she might not get to spend as much time with loved ones as she would like. So, in addition to giving her flowers or a gift certificate, give her a gift she’ll really appreciate — the chance to spend more time with the ones she loves.
Mom can never start planning for retirement too early. If she isn’t already retired, she can view her Social Security statement, verify her earnings records, and find out what benefits she can expect to receive at age 62, her full retirement age, or at age 70.
Next time you spend time with your mom, help her quickly and easily sign up for a free, online my Social Security account. You can do it from home, which means less time waiting in line and more time doing the things you want to do together.
Signing up for a my Social Security account will give Mom (and Dad) the tools she needs to stay on top of her future Social Security benefits. When she signs up at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, she can do a number of things. First and foremost, she can plan for her retirement.
In some states, she can even request a replacement Social Security card online using my Social Security. Currently available in the District of Columbia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Washington and Wisconsin, it’s an easy, convenient and secure way to request a replacement card online. We plan to add more states, so we encourage you to check back regularly at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.
The time saved by using our convenient and secure online services is priceless. Helping Mom sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount is a great, personalized gift that shows you really care!
Marcus Geiger is Social Security district manager in Gallipolis, Ohio.
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