The Social Security Administration in the United States controls all benefit payments. Therefore, it also controls the information of all beneficiaries. This information is important because through this data you can have your retirement money at your disposal. In this sense, it also happens with the disability benefit. Therefore, any erroneous information that Social Security has about us is negative for our pocket.
Having all the information always up to date is fundamental if we do not want to suffer delays in the Social Security payments. As soon as there is any wrong information, the Administration could paralyze your benefit and you would be left for a month waiting for a payment that never arrives. We cannot allow that to happen, as it could make our monthly economy a real disaster. Do you have all your data updated?
Update your Social Security information
Whether it is because you have married and adopted your spouse’s last name or because you have divorced, updating your information is essential. Any change in our personal information must be notified immediately. Moreover, it is a really easy procedure that will not take much time. If the bank or the Social Security Administration itself finds errors in the data, we could have a problem.
If we change our address, it is exactly the same. It is mandatory to update the information. Although it is true that nowadays physical checks are not sent, a wrongly updated information can also stop the deposit in the bank account. For this reason, we cannot forget to always update our information.
How do I update my SSA information?
There are 2 main ways to update your personal data with the Social Security Administration. Both are completely free of charge and one of them has several different possibilities. This is how you can update your Social Security information:
Through My Social Security. Thanks to this way you will not have to do more than log in to your account. If you don’t have an account you will only need your SSA card number. The account is completely free and easy to set up. Once set up you will have the opportunity to modify, change and do whatever you need to do about your retirement or disability benefit.
Talking directly to your local office. Here we have two different options. You can do it over the phone, without leaving your home. You can also do it by going to one of the offices. It is easy to find your nearest Social Security office. The workers there will be happy to help you modify any information.
Remember that any information you change in your life must be notified. If you get married, get divorced, your spouse dies, or you move, it is important to update your information so that Social Security does not stop your benefit payments.