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What online resources have Social Security retirement information?

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Social Security retirement information is available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) website and on Benefits.gov, which lists the benefits issued through Social Security retirement. The Social Security Administration website contains a retirement planner that helps individuals determine their retirement age, estimate their retirement benefits, and find out how to apply for Medicare as they get closer to 65 years of age. Benefits.gov enables individuals to answer a series of questions about themselves to obtain additional details about retirement age and how much their monthly benefit will be.

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AARP also provides important Social Security information on their website. They explain the "My Social Security" account available through the Social Security Administration. This spares individuals the time and effort of making phone calls and visiting Social Security offices to obtain information about their plans.

The online accounts made available through the SSA were established in 2012, and even enable users to apply online for benefits. It is possible to view survivor benefits, as well as potential benefits if a person becomes disabled. This kind of information is also available through the mail in print, but it is now widely popular online for its convenience. The online account enables people to obtain benefit verification letters by mail, as well.

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