STEPHANIE HOLLAND: Social Security has a lot to bring to the table

By Stephanie Holland

Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
Take a day to enjoy a fun summer picnic! Whether it’s for the whole neighborhood, or a quiet day for two, you’ll need to bring a basket full of delicious food. When sharing dishes, you’ll be sure to make everyone happy with a variety of treats.

Social Security has great dishes to bring to the picnic, too. Our table is ready to serve millions online, by phone, and in person in our field offices. It’s easy to pick the service method that’s best for you.

The quality service you expect from us is easy, secure and convenient to access when you go online. Signing up for a my Social Security account gives you an efficient way to interact with us and accomplish various tasks. Sign up at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and join the millions of Americans who already conduct business with us online using my Social Security.

You can contact us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Of course, you can also use the field office locator at socialsecurity.gov/agency/contact to find your local field office.

What true summer picnic is complete without ice cream? When it comes to great flavors, there’s vanilla, mint, rocky road … who can choose just one? Likewise, Social Security offers all the different types of benefits you’ll need at any stage of your life.

Social Security has retirement, disability and survivors benefits. When you create your my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement to see estimates of the future retirement, disability and survivors benefits you and your family may be eligible to receive.

It’s a great day for a picnic! Social Security is ready to fire up the grill and share our great services and benefits, and you’re invited! Visit socialsecurity.gov today, and we’ll save you a place.

Stephanie Holland is the public affairs specialist for West Michigan. You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 455 Bond St, Benton Harbor MI 49022 or via email at stephanie.holland@ssa.gov

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