Monday, December 28, 2015

Fun With the Government

Today was crazy making.  We had to talk to USAA about one of our CDs.  I will not bore you with the details of that conversation; if I think about it too long I start hyperventilating again.  However, I will tell you what the nice lady at the Social Security Administration told me.

I wanted to set up an online SSA account.  Nope - can't do it.  I have credit monitoring with Experian due to data breaches.  The nice lady told me that SSA "works with" Experian to validate you are who you say you are.  But if you, personally, are signed up with Experian, they block the SSA's request for information.  According to the nice lady on the phone, I have to go in to an SSA office to set up an online account as long as I have credit monitoring.

It's hard for me to believe this.   However,  that's what she said.  Please make a note of this.


  1. Woohoo...that's efficiency in the 21st century!

  2. Oh for heaven's sake! I am sure I'll get hit with this when the time comes as I have my credit frozen so I certainly have an Experian account. What bullarky.

  3. I know I am way late to this post but I just found your blog today. That is interesting what you say in this post because I did just the opposite with a different twist. I signed up online in 2014 for my Social Security account, maybe 2013. I did NOT have any kind of monitoring. This past summer after the government found out that current and past employees data had been breached, the government is giving me 3 years of free monitoring ..... so far after 9 months, that has not affected my SSC online account.