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Find answers to most Social Security questions at agency’s web site
Polk County Enterprise - January 2009
By DANIEL BOWLINE
Lufkin District Manager Social Security Administration
When it comes to learning about Social Security, there is a lot to know — so you may find yourself full of questions. If you have a question, we invite you to visit our frequently asked questions page at www. socialsecurity.gov. Just go to the section at the upper-right portion of the page where it reads, “Questions?” and use the drop-down menu directly below it to select the most appropriate subject matter, such as “benefits,” “earnings and employment,” or “service to the public.” Or, just leave the subject blank, select go, and you’ll be directed to the entire list of frequently asked questions. What kinds of questions? Just about any Social Securityrelated questions and answers you can think of. How can I get an estimate of my retirement benefits? Can I apply for retirement benefits on the Internet? How do I replace my lost Social Security card? What are the tax, benefit and earning amounts for 2009? Answers to these and hundreds of other questions await you at www.socialsecurity.gov. Our frequently asked questions page was viewed more than 33 million times over the past year! While you’re online, you may want to check out the new online Retirement Estimator, benefits planners, benefit eligibility screening tool, news, publications and more. You can even watch a brief video about the things you can do on our website. Just go to www.socialsecurity.gov.