Retirement Planning Tips for New York State Employees
Tip of the Month (taken directly from the Self-Help Guide)
When should I contact Social Security?
It is important for you to call, visit, or contact Social Security before you reach 65, not only about retirement benefits but also about Medicare, which is available whether or not you retire. Most Social Security claims can be filed by telephone or online. You can speak to a representative from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on business days, or in person by appointment. Call (800) 772-1213 (voice) or (800) 325-0778 (TTY), or check www.socialsecurity.gov for the location of the office nearest you.