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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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  1. Belinda G. Cribbs

    We have lost a file of important papers and must replace social security cards. I am my husbands rep payee and I have also lost the password and user name to both our online social security accounts. I need passports and “star ID” for both of us and without social security cards those documents and other priveleges are not available to us. How can I get replacement cards and how can I get new ID’s and Passwords for our social security accounts online?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Belinda, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to retrieve or change your username and password. In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions web page provides details on how to obtain replacement Social Security cards. If you are unable to apply online, you can send in the applications along with documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies by the issuing agency. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Please use our Social Security Office Locator to locate your local office address.

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  2. Glenda Annette Wells

    there is a new deposit from S.S. on my direct deposit account. please tell me what this additional deposit is for.
    My S.S is normally deposited on the second Wedesday of the month.

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Glenda, 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.

      Reply
  3. Choudhary MSarfraz

    I can afford much as my social security which I receive is too low but for my Medicare planA&B there an amount of $144 is being deducted and I am getting total 424$ a month
    In these days of pandemic I don’t have any business to do
    Is there any help available ?

    only 424$

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Choudhary, thanks for using our blog. You may want to apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $5,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. In addition to the Extra Help, you may be able to get help from your State with other Medicare costs under the Medicare Savings Programs. By completing the Extra Help application, you will start your application process for a Medicare Savings Program. We will send information to your State who will contact you to help you apply for a Medicare Savings Program unless you tell us not to when you complete the application.

      If you need information about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Prescription Drug plans or how to enroll in a plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit http://www.medicare.gov. You also can request information about how to contact your State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP). The SHIP offers help with your Medicare questions. We hope this helps.

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  4. Dave Green

    Great post. I’ve read about it at https://bit.ly/3bb69na

    Reply
  5. John Buzan

    My wife and I have yet to receive the COVID stimulus check ($1200) that millions of retirees have received. The “Get My Payment” site has the same answers for 8 weeks, and offers NO help, or hope. What can we do to get those checks?

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi John, 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!

      Reply
  6. PAHL MATTHEW GOFF

    I NEED A NEW MEDICARE ID CARD.

    PAHL MATTHEW GOFF
    *** – ** – ***
    1415 S. BERTELSEN ROAD #68
    EUGENE, OR 97402

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Pahl, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a replacement Medicare card. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  7. Leslie Strother

    How do I get a replacement ss number

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Leslie, thank you for using our blog. First, realize you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, you may be able to apply online. Visit our Social Security Number and Card page to learn how. If you cannot request a replacement card online, call your local office and request that we mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. Unfortunately, we are unable to process replacement Social Security card requests by phone at this time.

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  8. Bradley Clark

    What is (ID Me) I tried to sign up for it but I was unable to download my driver license photos. So I was unable to finish. Is this required or is it an option.

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Bradley, thanks for using our blog. You can still create an account. You will need to provide some personal information to verify your identity, choose a username and password and follow the rest of the steps to finish creating your account. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  9. Cindy

    How can I have my taxes withheld

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  10. noel ness

    Hello,
    Can you review my social security. I am not getting my full payment because I have a federal pension.
    I believe I have paid into social security for the full amount due to me.
    Thank you for checking,
    Noel Ness

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Noel, 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.

      Reply

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