SSA plans new Web applications to improve site

SSA plans new Web applications to improve site

The Social Security Administration this month will offer a retirement planning application on its Web site, at www.ssa.gov.

No start date has 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 it halted 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.

'Tony Lee Orr

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