SSA site links seniors to benefits
- By Judi Hasson
- Oct 31, 2000
The Social Security Administration will inaugurate a Web service Thursday
that will enable seniors to file for retirement benefits online.
The Internet retirement benefits application is the latest in a series
of Social Security initiatives to meet the growing demand for online services
The newest product will enable seniors to fill out applications via
online forms at www.ssa.gov. In the past, retirees had to visit their local
SSA office or fill out a form on paper and mail it.
"Social Security is committed to expanding electronic services to its
customers," said William Halter, deputy commissioner of Social Security
for electronic services.
The SSA also is experimenting with an instant messenger service and
voice-over-Internet capacity. Both are being tested in pilot projects and
will be introduced to the general public in the coming year.