During the months of June and July a large number of weddings take place in the United States. This is the time when there are more weddings compared to the rest of the year. Therefore, it is very common to think that among so many weddings, some people collect a Social Security benefit. If you are in this situation, be careful and do not make the mistake of not communicating your change of situation to the Social Security Administration.
All name-related changes, such as a wedding, must be reported to the Social Security Administration. This is not because the Social Security Administration wants to monitor our every step. The reason we must report these changes is purely practical. The bank may have difficulty cashing our check if we do not make these changes.
Why should we report the wedding to the Social Security Administration?
Any type of change in our data must be reported to the Social Security Administration. This is done so that the data that the Social Security Administration has and ours are always the same. Otherwise, there may be problems in cashing our monthly check. If the bank sees that the data does not match, it could stop the payment until we fix the situation.
So it is advisable to notify the Social Security Administration directly as soon as we change our situation. It may not seem like a big deal, but it can cause financial problems during the months after our wedding. To avoid them, notify the SSA and you should not encounter any more problems.
How can I change my SSA information?
There are several ways to change your SSA information. The first is over the phone. They may not change it directly over the phone, but they will show you the tools to do it. They will guide you in case they can’t do it for you. It is a very easy process to do and very fast.
Another way is to go to your local SSA office. There are offices all over the United States, so find the nearest one and go. It is advisable to call in advance to make an appointment. Finally, you can also do it online. From My Social Security you can modify some personal data, so before you take another step, check if the data you want to change can be done through this method.