On June 10, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is adding enhanced security to protect your privacy as my Social Security users. This is in addition to the first layer of security, a username and password. Adding security measures to safeguard your information — but making them easy to use — is a vital part of keeping your personal information safe and secure.

When you sign in to your personal my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount with your username and password, the website will ask you to add your email address or a text-enabled cell phone number.

Then, each time you sign in to your account, you will complete two steps:

  • Step 1: Enter your username and password.
  • Step 2: Enter the security code SSA sends by text message or email, depending on your choice (cell phone provider text message and data rates may apply).

In addition to these security enhancements, SSA will also upgrade the look and feel of mySocial Security to create an enhanced customer experience. The my Social Security portal will automatically adjust to the size of the screen and kind of device your client is using – such as a tablet, smart phone, or computer. No matter what type of device you choose, you will have full, easy-to-use access to your personal my Social Security account.

If you or someone you know is unable to work due to a medical condition, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/news/newsletter/

By: Joyce Trudeau of Premier Disability Services, LLC®