Social Security Administration Website Enhancements

600px-US-SocialSecurityAdmin-Seal_svgIn an attempt to protect payments and manage Social Security benefits online, recipients are now encouraged to provide a cell phone number. This number will improve security and add an extra layer of protection for those managing benefits online. An access code is sent via text to users each time they log on to the Social Security Administration website. Although a cell phone number is not a requirement, creating an additional layer of security can help prevent identify and benefit theft.