Enjoy a Stress-Free Spring Break with my Social Security

Enjoy a Stress-Free Spring Break with my Social Security

traveling while on SSDI

Just because you collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to go on vacation every once in a while. Unfortunately, going out of town for more than a few days may cause stress, especially when considering your disability payments. If you’re planning on traveling while on SSDI this spring, then you should consider signing up for a my Social Security account. Doing so will make it easy to keep track of your SSDI payments and any changes that may occur.

Traveling While on SSDI

When you’re traveling while on SSDI, you’re likely not going to have access to your mail until you get back. Not knowing what the status of your payments, application or appeal is can make it difficult to enjoy your vacation. It’s why you should open up a my Social Security account. Doing so will allow you to enjoy the following benefits:

You’ll be able to check the status of your application or appeal

This will help save you time since you won’t have to call the Social Security Administration while on vacation to find out what your status is. It will be immediately accessible via your my Social Security account without having to provide a confirmation number. The status will include a re-entry number of online applications considered in-progress, detailed information about your application or appeal’s current status, information about scheduled appeal hearings and information about the location of your application processing. 

You’ll be able to check your Social Security Statement

Your Social Security Statement includes important information that you will want to have. This includes your earnings history, an estimated amount of the benefits that you’re eligible for both now and in the future, and an estimate of the amount of Social Security taxes both you and your employer have paid.

You’ll be able to check your benefit verification letter

This letter states that you are receiving benefits, that you never received benefits, that you’ve applied for benefits or that you have received benefits in the past but are not currently receiving them.

You’ll be able to check if your benefits have arrived 

Not being able to check the mail to see if your benefits have arrived can be a bit stressful. Fortunately, you’ll be able to check this as well from your my Social Security account. You can even set up or change a direct deposit for your benefit payment so that you no longer have to worry about a check coming in the mail.

Additionally, you’ll be able to use your my Social Security account to

  • request a replacement Medicare card
  • request a replacement Social Security card
  • change personal information, such as your phone number and address.

How to Open a My Social Security Account

Opening a my Social Security account is relatively easy. Just go to the Social Security Administration’s my Social Security page and follow the directions. They will take you through it step by step. You must provide some personal information. This includes your email address, Social Security number and U.S. mailing address. You will also need to be 18 years of age. Once you’ve provided all the information requested, you’ll create a username and password.

Also, open a My Social Security Account to simplify accessing all of your benefit-related information. For information on how to apply for Social Security benefits, give us a call at (602) 952-3200 for a free consultation with Social Security Disability Advocates USA.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute a representative-client relationship.

 

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