How Do I Update My Account Information with Social Security?

If you need to update your account with Social Security, the key thing is knowing where to look first. We detail it all in the guide below.

American Social Security is a government program that aims at providing monetary assistance to citizens with little or no income. Social Security enables even those without the financial capacity to realize as any benefits of their society as possible.

To receive the benefits of Social Security, you have to set up an account with the Social Security Administration. All deposits, withdrawals and any other activity related to your Social Security benefits will be managed from this account.

Creating an account with Social Security is free and typically takes less than 10 minutes. If you have moved to a new address or changed your mobile number, you will have to update the information in your Social Security account.

Though you may not receive your Social Security benefits through direct deposit, the Social Security Administration requires that your contact information be up to date so that they can send you important information and documents. If you fail to do so, they will stop sending you Social Security benefits via any means whatsoever.

The good news is that is very easy to change information in your Social Security account. You can change your information in three ways:

Visit Your Local Social Security Office

If you prefer to change your Social Security account information in person, you are better suited to visit your local Social Security office. You can use the Social Security website to find out where the nearest office is located.

Updating your information physically has certain advantages. You will be able to ascertain that the updated information was input correctly and you can also receive a printout of the new information if you want to store as evidence.

You should only use this option if you don't urgently want to make the change to your Social Security information. It can take very long during busy days at the Social Security local office.

Give Social Security Administration a Call

Giving Social Security Administration a phone call is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to update your Social Security information. Avoiding cueing in lines and dealing with scores of people are the main advantages of using this avenue.

A strategy you can use to receive service from Social Security administration even faster is to call your local office instead of the main customer service line. Doing so can speed up the process significantly.

However, if you have to use the international Social Security customer service number, you can obtain the number from GetHuman.

Change Your Information Online

If you have a computer or mobile device and a stable internet connection, you can easily change your Social Security account information from your Social Security Account. The change is immediate and you can also confirm the change just as fast.

Changing your information online is the easiest way to do so and can be done through the following steps:

1. Launch your browser and open the Social Security administration website

2. On the site's landing page, click the tab labeled 'Sign In or Create an account'

3. Input your account username and password and then click 'Sign In'

4. Read the terms and conditions and then check the 'I agree' box

5. Click 'Next'

6. Click the 'My Profile' tab on your account homepage

7. You will see all your account details and the option to change them. Click the details you want to change e.g. update email address or update direct deposit

8. Verify that you have entered the correct information in each updated field. Click 'Next' to confirm the change.

If you have any trouble changing your Social Security information though the above process, you should contact Social Security customer support immediately.

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