Just Quit Already: Day By Day Through Year One Of Retirement.
Day 83, Mon, Sept 21: Maybe everybody else who retires does it with full and detailed knowledge of the process and the jargon and the ins-and-outs of getting signed up for Social Security and Medicare. That’s a support group I should have joined, but somehow I did not. . . So it is with this faith in my government that I forge ahead. I am picking up the thread I started a few months ago when I tried to make an online Social Security account and it rejected me, failing to recognize my Social Security Number.
Let me just repeat, in case you were speed-reading and hitting only every other word: the Social Security system didn’t recognize my Social Security Number.
To remedy this whole mess, I figure I will make this appointment with a friendly representative at the local Bellevue office and let them help me straighten it all out. Of course there is no local phone number to call. On the socialsecurity.gov site there is no way to make a local appointment similar to the way you might reserve a table for dinner. There is an 800 number, so I give that a try. They feature peppy smooth jazz and the little voice breaks in every couple of minutes to assure me they will get to my call. At one point the robot’s message gets a little defensive and he points out that they serve 50 million people. Many of whom are apparently in the queue ahead of me. . . (Read more at bartbecker.com and Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #socialsecurity #medicare #nonfiction #nonfictionbooks #authorsofinstagram #author #authors #lifecoach #lifecoaching #retirement #retired #retiredlife #retirementplanning #blog #blogger #babyboomer #daybyday #dailypic #downshifting #dailyblogger #happylife #bestlife #silverdisobedience #oldnotdead #seniorcitizen #daybyday #thisamericanlife #americanlife #justquitalready