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Access My Social Security From Your Home

July 9, 2020 • By

Last Updated: July 20, 2021

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 personal my Social Security account today.


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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. Craig M.

    THANKS for THE E-Mail updates! CM.

  2. Greg

    I’m retired and have been living overseas for many years. Your requirement of having a US mailing address disallows us overseas people from access. Let me tell you that’s really SAD. Very difficult time in accessing the SSA branch office in Costa Rica. NEVER can ever talk to a person, only recordings that they don’t answer calls. So, with Worldwide Banking institutions having Internet services worldwide; WHY CAN’T SSA?? I’ve written this kind of articles many times now.

  3. Michael j.

    I receive social security disability and would like to apply for ssi

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Michael, thanks for using our blog. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) gives cash assistance to people with limited income and resources who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, an SSI application is typically taken at the same time. To find out who qualifies and how to apply, go to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits web page.

      You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 to inquire or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  4. Ramona P.

    Good Evening I already has and mysocialsecurityaccount. With my Used and password profile information its saying..its doesn’t matched what’s on file. That’s not right. It should be the same. Needs this to be taking care of ASAP.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Ramona, thanks for using our blog. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

    • Fahmi N.

      Try writing your name in caps.

  5. Fahmi N.

    It is too bad I will continue to miss out on all these benefits as long as the requirement to have a US address. When will you take a look at this unfair stipulation? Just think about all the Americans who live outside the US.

  6. Sharon G.

    I have been receiving Social Security retirement benefits since 3/2020. I applied for retroactive from 9/2019 payments at the same time. My husband began spousal benefits as well. He too applied for retroactive benefits. He received that payment, but I was told that I had to have a face to face meeting at a Social Security office in order to receive my retroactive payment. COVID 19 makes this impossible. The office may not open for months. What do I do to get my retroactive benefit? I really need the money. Please advise.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sharon, thank you for your question. Please contact your local Social Security office. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  7. Suncha m.

    Is there’s send benefit I don’t getting
    Why’s that happened to me
    Suncha moyer

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Suncha, thanks for using our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  8. na

    I have been trying to login to my account but have forgotten my password and when it ask me were I met my spouse I tell it the city and state that it is wrong.
    Pjvsettle44@gmail.com

    • Vonda V.

      Hi there. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to retrieve or change your username or password. We hope this helps!

      • Laverne G.

        I have moved in with my daughter and my address has changed I have reported to SSA and to SS. I was wondering do I need to do anything else to receive my Stimulus checks .

        • Vonda V.

          Hi Laverne, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

  9. Cheryl D.

    I cannot access my SS acct online. Have tried numerous times with and without your help. Do not know what to do next?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

    • Greg

      I’m just one of many Americans living overseas and collecting Social Security. PLEASE HELP US ALLOWING US TO HAVE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT. Overseas offices are poor providers of help. Please understand this.

    • Greg

      Please help your overseas Social Security retired people by allowing us to have an ONLINE ACCOUNT. The overseas regional offices do not respond sufficiently.
      No one in the organization wants to talk about this subject which has been written about several times over a period of time.

  10. Sophanith

    Dear officer

    My name Sophanith Hong, I came to USA since Mar-20, 2020. I still not receive social security number card yet?

    I would to ask you when do I receive it?
    Best regards
    Sophanith

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sophanith, thanks for using our blog. We continue to process Social Security Numbers and issue cards for certain lawful immigrants, we call these processes Enumeration at Entry (EAE) and Enumeration beyond Entry(EBE).

      If these automated processes are not available to you, we may be able to offer an in-office appointment for a new card request based on available staff and office operating status. Please call your local office to see if an in-office appointment is necessary and possible. To contact your local office, please look for the local office telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator under “Social Security Office Information” for the office you select. The toll-free “Office” number is your local office.

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