Social Security REQUIRING Cell Phone For Internet Access

Starting in August you’ll need to have a cell phone with text messaging to access your online Social Security account. This is from an email they sent to me:

If you do not have a text-enabled cell phone or you do not wish to provide your cell phone number, you will not be able to access your my Social Security account.

Something about this rubs me wrong. Not everyone wants to have a cell phone. Not everyone can afford a cell phone. But everyone should be able to access their Social Security account.

3 thoughts on “Social Security REQUIRING Cell Phone For Internet Access

  1. Of course that is wrong. I work with older adults and MANY OF THEM do not have cell phones or computers either for that matter. And it takes at least half a day to go to the SS office. And they are open fewer hours than ever. Another example of Government running our lives. Or as I like to point out – picking on seniors any way we can.

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