The Social Security Administration’s new campaign for its “Retire Online” application tool boasts the phrase, “it’s now easier to retire than ever online.” Let’s hope that’s true.
In the meantime, Social Security applicants will definitely be able to save time by applying for benefits on the Web. Applicants can go to www.socialsecurity.gov and click on “Applying Online for Retirement Benefits.”
“Social Security’s new online retirement application can be completed in as little as 15 minutes from the comfort of your home or office,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, in a press statement. “Filing online means there’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. “