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Earth Day or Any Day, Save a Tree by Going Online

April 22 is Earth Day. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day in one way or another.

You could plant a tree, and recycle your plastic, glass, and paper, or use the back side of printer paper before tossing it. But what’s even better than recycling your paper is not having any paper to begin with. By doing business with Social Security over the Internet, you’ll be doing your part to help us in our environment-friendly practices.

Whether you want to get an estimate of your future retirement benefits, apply for Social Security benefits or Medicare, request a replacement Medicare card, report a change of address or direct deposit (if you are currently receiving benefits), or take charge of your retirement planning, you can use our secure website.

Going online saves you a trip, as well as the gas and carbon emissions that go along with it. Go to to get started.

Doing business with Social Security online is fast, easy, and secure. It’s also environmentally the cleanest, greenest way to do your Social Security business.

Many of our online services are available as automated phone services too. Just call 1-800-772-1213.

On Earth Day, not everyone can give their home or office an environmental makeover or purchase an electric car. But anyone can use our online services or automated phone services.

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