Social Security Launches New Online Services In Spanish

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency’s most popular online services, the applications for retirement and Medicare and for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, are now available in Spanish. The new online services are available at www.segurosocial.gov.

In addition to the new applications, Social Security has also recently made online estimates of retirement benefits available in Spanish.   People interested in planning for retirement can get an immediate, personalized estimate of their Social Security benefit by using the Retirement Estimator at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador.   Using people’s actual wages from their Social Security record, the Estimator gives a good idea of what to expect in retirement.   Workers can enter in different dates and future wage projections to get estimates for different retirement scenarios, which is why this service is one of the most highly rated electronic services in the public or private sector.