Social Security operations supervisor
As autumn is ending and winter is fast approaching, we must be prepared for bad weather. When you are expecting your social security check to be delivered, bad weather can disrupt the mail. To avoid this situation altogether, get your payment sent electronically. Direct Deposit and Direct Express are fast, easy and secure ways to receive your benefit payment. For more information, see www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit.
Or if you decide you're going to be a "snowbird" when retirement comes, and go to warmer climates during winter weather, make sure your Social Security payment goes with you. The best way to do that is to use direct deposit. You never have to worry about where your monthly payment will be delivered - it will show up in your bank account whether you're in Minnesota or the Florida Keys. Learn all about electronic payments at www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit.
Winter is also a time for sickness, a trip to the doctor, and needed prescriptions. If you wish to apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs, we recommend you use our online application at www.socialsecurity.gov/i1020/. Meanwhile, you can view a sample at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. If you prefer not to fill out this application on the Internet, you can call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to ask for a paper application. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Whether you're in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter time of your life, the best time to start preparing for retirement is always the present. Do not wait until the last minute to prepare for a comfortable retirement. A good place to start is at www.socialsecurity.gov.