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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. michael couchois

    I need to change my direct deposit bank info

    Reply
    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Michael. If you are receiving Social Security retirement or disability, you can create a personal my Social Security account to change your direct deposit information online. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you should contact your local office immediately. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  2. michael tenuto

    I need to change my direct deposit bank account number at PSECU.

    Reply
    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Michael. If you are receiving Social Security retirement or disability, you can create a personal my Social Security account to change your direct deposit information online. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you should contact your local office immediately. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  3. gilberto neto

    I would like to check if a friends’son, born in Houston has a social security number, as they live overseas?
    I have the person name.
    Where online should I check?

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Gilberto. Because of privacy and security concerns, you cannot inquire about a person’s Social Security number. Because your friend resides outside the United States, they can contact their nearest Federal Benefits Unit for assistance. Thanks.

      Reply
  4. Josh Green

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    Reply
  5. Love Rajput

    It’s no wonder that in recent whatsapp plus became a huge part of our lives. It’s conveyears nient quick and easy to use.

    Reply
  6. rebecca bevel

    I cant get in my account i saved the password but it says its wrong. And no one seems to be able to help me

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Rebecca, 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.

      Reply
  7. Patsy L Maney

    i need to change bank address for direct deposit. i have changed bank please help me

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Patsy, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to sign up or change direct deposit. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  8. Larry Ellis

    need help with setting up my account tried 3 times and then got locked out, trying to aply for replacement social security card, confirmation of applying for one for application on apartment before I lose it.

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Larry, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with your my Social Security account. If you are locked out, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 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
  9. Renee Smith

    My 80 y.o. mother received an envelope from SSA with a letter stating “You recently contacted the SSA and requested … Your Social Security Number and Card”.

    The envelope included an SS-5 Application.

    Her first and last names were spelled incorrectly on the letter, but her address was correct. She did NOT place any calls to SSA and does not need this info.

    Other than NOT returning the form, is there anything we should be worried about? Is someone trying to hack her ID?? If so, do we need to take other precautions?
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Vonda

      Hi Renee, thanks for using our blog. Your mother certainly can contact us to inquire. She can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or she can contact her 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
  10. Fernando Gaspar

    How can I print an “Award Letter” for House Loan Modification? Is it the same as the Benefit Verification Letter?

    Reply
    • Vonda

      Hi Fernando, 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

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