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Access My Social Security From Your Home

July 9, 2020 • By

Last Updated: September 29, 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 and 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. tony

    There is going to be a lot of disability fraudsters creating accounts and applying for disability once their extra $600/week unemployment runs out on July 31, 2020.

    They certified they were able and available for work, but as soon as the extra $600/week runs out, they are too disabled to work.

    How can they certified they are able and available for work, yet the SSA finds their testimony about their symptoms credible and award them disability?

    They give the SSA evidence claiming to be permantly disabled before they collected unemployment. How can they permanently disabled and be able and available for work to collect unemployment?

    It seem like another free money giveaway the SSA is going to hand out to these lazy unemployed people.

  2. Sally P.

    Need to reset password and login after unsuccessful attempts to access these accounts. Tried several times to phone # but wait was TOO long.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sally, 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.

      If unsuccessful, 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.

  3. Sidney B.

    I would like a 1099 for 2019

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sidney, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to obtain a replacement 1099. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 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 replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  4. Ashok K.

    I am unable to access my s s a/c., Since I have no US address, I can not register.
    Is there any way to access it.
    I can tell my s s number.
    I can give u a photo copy of my SS numb card.
    I can give you my Alien number.
    Let me know how to chk my a/c.
    Thanks.
    Till then, we remain,
    Sincerely
    Ashok K. Sharma ph:9412050881

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Ashok, thank you for using our blog. 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 and 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.

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  6. Alina B.

    Firstly thanks for such a good and useful blog It will me in a my social account With several services available web via my Social Security, users all were able to perform social security companies at anywhere by registering for a safe account.
    Thanks for all information

  7. Debra L.

    I am emailing on account of my husband John Douglas Leaman. I need a 1099 form sent to my taxa accountant’s fax number instead of being mailed to me. How do we do this for John Douglas Leaman 5-30-1950?
    Thanks Debra Leaman

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Debra, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to obtain a replacement 1099. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 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 replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  8. Linda P.

    Would like this!

  9. Linda P.

    Would like to sign up

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