Friday, December 02, 2005

Simple ID Theft Prevention - Check your Social Security Statement

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Here's our quick audio tip for today.

Want to determine if your social security number
is being used by someone else?

Perhaps, you might qualify for benefits on someone
else's record?

Or, how about just to check for any errors
which could negatively impact your retirement
benefits?

Does the SSA have your correct:

  • Date of Birth
  • Full Name

If the SSA does not have your current mailing address
or if you are under the age of 25 as well as other requirements,
you may not be receiving the automatically mailed annual statements.

The SSA is required by law to send these statements
automatically to eligible people.

Contact the Social Security Administration's toll free hot-line
1-800-772-1213 and ask for "Request for Social
Security Statement
form SSA-7004".

Call them today, as it may take up to 6 weeks for you to receive
your statement via mail.

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