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Last updated: April 13, 2017

April is National Social Security Month

Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National Social Security Month in April by taking five steps toward financial security at www.socialsecurity.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security. During the month, Social Security will provide educational articles and video messages on its website featuring personal finance expert Suze Orman. Each message will provide the public with practical tips for developing a sound financial plan that includes Social Security as a foundation.

  1. Get to know your Social Security
  2. Verify your lifetime earnings with a My Social Security account
  3. Estimate your future Social Security benefits at my Social Security
  4. Apply online for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits
  5. Manage your Social Security benefits