A Greener Way To Do Business

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kylleBy Kylle’ D. McKinney

 

Alabama Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

 

 

April 22 is Earth Day, a great time to recommit to going green. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year. Saving energy, conserving water, and using less gas are just a few ways to go green (and save the earth).

 

At Social Security, we strive to have a positive impact on the environment and community. By visiting www.socialsecurity.gov, you can handle much of your Social Security business quickly and securely from your home or office.

 

Whether you want to get an estimate of your future retirement benefits, request a replacement Medicare card, report a change of address, or take charge of your retirement planning, our online services help meet your Social Security needs while saving you time. The best part is there’s no need for paper, printing, and postage.

 

Visiting www.socialsecurity.gov is also the cleanest and greenest way to do business with Social Security. Going online saves you a trip to our office and reduces emissions.

 

If the time comes, however, when you need to come into one of our offices, we have locations across the nation.

 

At Social Security, we have buildings that use high-efficiency lighting, high-performance windows, solar hot water heating systems, chilled water system improvements, and improved heating and air conditioning systems. Efficient solar lighting even illuminates some of our parking lots. Simply put, we serve the earth while serving you.

 

Do you need to make a call instead? If so, you can reach us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. All calls are confidential. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff is available to answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. We provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. And, if you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call our TTY number,

1-800-325-0778.

 

If you prefer to communicate by social media, we can meet you there, too. At the bottom of www.socialsecurity.gov, you’ll find icons to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, YouTube, and Pinterest. If you have a question, you may first want to see our Frequently Asked Questions page at www.socialsecurity.gov/faq. No matter how you choose to contact us, Social Security is here to assist you.

 

Commit to go green! You can start by viewing a complete list of our online services at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices.

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