New Jersey residents will now have easier, quicker access to social security services with the Social Security Administration’s new portal. The Social Security portal can be found at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.
According to Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, residents can use the portal for Social Security number (SSN) card replacement requests from the comfort of their own home.
“I’m pleased to offer the residents of New Jersey the added convenience of replacing a Social Security card through the my Social Security portal,” Acting Commissioner Berryhill said. “We will continue to work on innovative initiatives to provide people with safe, secure and convenient options for doing business with us online or in person.”
Not only this, but current Social Security beneficiaries will be able to manage their account on the site as well; they can change an address, adjust direct deposit, obtain a benefit verification letter, or request a replacement SSA-1099.
New Jersey and the District of Columbia are the first places to have this program available. The SSA plans to gradually roll out this service, expanding it to other states throughout 2019.
According to the SSA, the portal will mean shorter wait times in the more than 1,200 Social Security offices across the country and more time for staff to work with customers who have extensive service needs.
If you are a US citizen 18 years of age or older, and a resident of New Jersey, you can request a replacement SSN card online through the portal by creating an account. You must have a US mailing address, not require a change to your record (such as a name change), and have a valid driver’s license or state identification card.
Not to worry, the Social Security portal is a secure site for social security services! Almost 41 million people have already begun using their accounts.
In addition to SSN card replacements, Medicare beneficiaries can use the portal to request a replacement Medicare card. Those still in the workforce can use the portal to verify their earnings history and obtain estimates of future benefits by looking at their Social Security Statement online.
For more information on the service, visit socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.