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ATTN: Boomers - Now you can apply for Social Security online
There's good news for all of us baby boomers who may be ready to sign up for Social Security or Medicare benefits. The Social Security Administration is now accepting applications for those programs online instead of requiring a trip to the local Social Security office.
The online application, takes about 15 minutes, according to the Social Security Administration. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue explained, "There are no paper forms to sign and usually no additional documentation required."
"If we need more information, we'll call you," he said.
The online application is designed to help Social Security handle the nearly 80 million baby boomers who will become eligible for benefits in the next few decades. Anyone who still wants to apply at a Social Security office may do so.
By the way, you are a baby boomer if you were born between 1946 and 1964.
To access the online application, go to www.socialsecurity.gov