ONGOING CONTACT WITH SSA
Is there anything I can do to make dealing with SSA easier?
You shouldn't expect as many problems dealing with SSA while receiving benefits as you had trying to get benefits in the first place. Sometimes, though, some people have problems. Here are some things you can do to try to minimize the hassle:
- Keep all decisions, letters, and notices you receive from SSA in a safe place.
- Read everything you get from SSA. The booklets that come with award letters and notices are well written and informative.
- When reading the booklets you receive from SSA, pay special attention to the kind of information you are required to report to the SSA.
- Report promptly and in writing and keep a copy with your Social Security papers.
Don't necessarily believe everything they tell you at the SSA 800 number. If you have an important issue to take up with SSA , sometimes it is better to go to your local Social Security Office.