Download the Social Security Handbook

HTML Version

You can download the Social Security Handbook to your personal computer. This will allow you to browse the Handbook using your Web browser without the need to connect to the internet.

Instructions: The Handbook download file is in "zip" format. After downloading it to your PC, use an "unzip" program to extract the individual sections of the Handbook and place them in a folder on your hard disk. Then use your browser to open the starting file "handbook.html". You can then access the sections of the Handbook in the same way you would on the internet.

You can find "unzip" programs for several types of computers at a variety of sites on the internet. Some are free, others commercial. For example:

Since we are not familiar with all these programs and exactly how they work with all types of computers and Internet Service Providers, we unfortunately cannot offer assistance in using them.

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