Social Security Updates and Online Improvements

In Financial Resources, News, Resources by Stephanie Drum

Social Security works to improve processes and ways for you to do business with them. In addition to the automated telephone reporting system for SSI recipients,, Social Security has developed web-based services at

Everyone should sign up for – you can:

  • Review your annual earnings report
  • Check your projected or current retirement and disability benefits
  • Report address and phone number changes
  • Start or change your direct deposit
  • Get a benefits verification letter

Also new for SSI recipients is the SSI Mobile Wage Reporting Application. People can now report their monthly wages using their smartphone or mobile device.

You can also sign up to get monthly reminders to report your earnings. You can get these reminders through email or texts. To sign up, visit

You can contact your local office for more information about these services. Also, Connie DaValt, the Area Work Incentive Coordinator (AWIC), can meet with your organization to provide more information about these neat and new services. She is also available to talk to your group about working while receiving benefits from Social Security and work incentives. You can contact her at 1-866-807-5995, extension 26030, or email her at

Reporting work is very important! It helps eliminate those overpayments and underpayments. When in doubt, connect with your local office to find out what your options are for reporting work.

About the Author

Stephanie Drum

Stephanie Drum started at ERI in 2006. She has worked as a Work Incentive Benefits Specialist (WIBS) in various programs while at ERI. In addition to working as a benefits specialist, she is a lead trainer for the Initial WIBS training offered by ERI. More about Stephanie...