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Access My Social Security From Your Home

July 9, 2020 • By

With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home.

With your personal my Social Security account, you can:

  • Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits;
  • Check the status of your Social Security application;
  • Review your work history; and
  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most States).

If you already receive benefits, you can also:

  • Get a benefit verification or proof of income letter;
  • Set up or change your direct deposit;
  • Change your address;
  • Request a replacement Medicare card; and
  • Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099).

You can even use your personal my Social Security account to opt out of receiving certain notices by mail, such as the annual cost-of-living adjustments and the income-related monthly adjustment amount notice.  Instead, through the Message Center you can receive secure, sensitive communications.

Let your friends and family know that they can create a my Social Security account today.


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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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    • Gerhard van Haarem

      To whom it my concern. My name is Gerhard Johann Van Haaren. My S.S. number is XXX XX XXXX. My Mother Louisa Wanda Van Haaren S.S. number is ***-**-**** past away on the 1-21-2021. I called her Bank in the U.S.A. WELLS FARGO and asked them to stop her S.S.I. so I have know way to receive the money you owe her. I paid all her bills and took care the banking. We were on the same account. she had severe dimensea altimers . I took care of her for 10 years. I live in the Netherlands, the address is Burg van Duyvendijklaan 105 ,2262 BW Leidschendam the Netherlands. Thank you very much for your help. I don’t know what else to do!
      P.S. I have already received form SSA-1099-SECURITY BENEFIT STATEMENT in the amount of $2,468.00 THANKS AGAIN .
      If you could please send me a surdafide check. that would be alright to ?

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      • Vonda

        We are very sorry for your loss, Gerhard. To be eligible for a Social Security benefit payment, a person has to live throughout the entire month. We can’t pay benefits for the month of death. If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, you must return the benefit received for the month of death or any later months. Keep in mind that Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due. For example, if the person dies in January, you must return the benefit paid in February and continuing.

        If there is an underpayment payable on your mother’s record, we may pay it to a family member or legal representative of the estate. For more information on the order of preference and to file a claim for the amounts due in the case of a deceased beneficiary, please visit our webpage titled: Claim For Amounts Due In The Case Of Deceased Beneficiary.

        We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

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  2. Sherry Hull

    I can’t get my income letter up to print it. Can’t find it. Can you send it by email? Can you help?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Sherry, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. This letter is sometimes called a budget letter, a benefits letter, a proof of income letter or a proof of award letter. You also may be able to request a benefit verification letter by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a proof of income letter. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  3. Suzan

    I need to put my banking router for my third stimulus check . I want it to go into my same account my social security

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    • Vonda

      Hi Suzan, thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  4. DMetcalf

    Hello … asking for my sibling … can American retirees living in Asia sign on to My Social Security website? Thank you.

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    • Vonda

      Thanks for the question. At this time you must have a U. S. mailing address to create or access your online account. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration ad account creation for users with a foreign address yet.

      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

      Reply

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