News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Seniors

November 23, 2009

Social Security: This Thanksgiving, pass the mouse

TERRE HAUTE — Thanksgiving is almost here. Families across the nation will come together to share more than a meal — to share warm memories, and to make them. You may plan to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, toss a football on the leaf-covered yard or simply sit together over coffee or wine to talk. While the family is together, it may be the perfect time to help Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or your favorite aunt or uncle. Just ask them to pass the mouse.

No, we’re not suggesting a new meal plan — ask them to pass the computer mouse. Relax in front of the computer and show them how easy it is to conduct their Social Security business online from the convenience and comfort of their own home or office. Just visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

There are a number of the things you can help your loved ones do online. Use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, or BEST, to see whether they qualify for benefits. Or use the Retirement Estimator for an instant and personalized estimate of their retirement benefits. You can learn about these and many other online services available by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices.

But perhaps the best thing you can do to help them this Thanksgiving is to go beyond just helping them prepare — help your loved ones apply online for Social Security benefits.

That’s right! You can help them apply for Social Security retirement benefits right from the comfort and convenience of the family computer. What’s more is that you can do it in as little as 15 minutes.

It’s so easy to apply for retirement benefits online. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.

Need to take a break or look for some records to answer the questions — or snack on leftovers? That’s just fine with us. You can leave and then come back to complete your application.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Seniors
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours
NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity