Retirement estimator named best online service in government

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 4:32pm
By: The Citizen

By Paul D. Barnes
Atlanta Regional Commissioner, Social Security Administration

There’s never been a better time than the present to plan for your retirement. Why’s that? Because Social Security’s Retirement Estimator has just been rated the best online service in government! You can find it online at

Every quarter, the University of Michigan conducts the American Customer Satisfaction Index for Federal Websites. In their most recent study, the index showed that Social Security’s new online Retirement Estimator ranked as the best in government.

The online Retirement Estimator is a convenient, secure and quick financial planning tool that lets workers calculate how much they might expect to receive in Social Security benefits when they retire. The attractive new feature of this calculator is that it eliminates the need to manually key in years of earnings information. It’s so easy to use.

The new Retirement Estimator debuted with a score of 90, the highest score in this survey. Perhaps even more impressive, it is the second-highest score ever received by any government website or online service.

Several other Social Security online services, including our online retirement application, also are rated among the government’s top performers and equal to the highest caliber private sector sites, such as Amazon and Google. But for the new Retirement Estimator to be rated best in government just two months after it was launched is a testament to how easy and useful it is.

The new Retirement Estimator is available at and gives the public the opportunity to run accurate, personalized scenarios for Social Security retirement benefits in a user-friendly way.

You also can create “what if” scenarios. For example, you can change “stop work” dates or expected future earnings to create and compare different retirement options that may be in your future.

So experience the best online service in government now by visiting Social Security’s Retirement Estimator at


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Submitted by jem777 on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 5:20am.

Thats a good way for elder citizens. Now everything will be a lot more easier.
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Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 10:15pm.

Absolutely useless at this point guess im the only one who cares, but hey its allgood...PEACE

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 12:29pm.

This is a pipe dream, you would be better off shaking up the magic 8-ball, best two out of three shakes, eh...Lets see magic 8-ball what if i stop going to starbucks.... ask again eh. Lets see what if i sell my hummer.....Future unclear...Lets see what if?....ask again later....HERE,S TO YOU GENERATION $5.OO... HOW BOUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE, IF AT ALL. GOD BLESS..ARE YOU READY TO TANQUERY...

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