SSA plans new online services

SSA plans new online services

MARCH 6—The Social Security Administration this month will offer a retirement planning application on its Web site, at

The exact start date has not been set, and agency officials declined to provide details about the service. But a new online newsletter announced SSA's intention to launch the retirement planner.

It is one of the agency's first major forays into interactive Web services since privacy concerns led SSA to halt a pilot two years ago that let people access their earnings histories online.

The agency also plans to make applications for retirement benefits available online this year, officials said.

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