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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


  1. Donna H.

    I applied for social security about a year and a half ago. I sent in my divorce papers since I will be receiving it thru 2 ex-husbands. I was common law married to one for 16 years and one for 19 years. I am in desperate need of funds so I would really appreciate it if someone can help me with this problem. I have no marriage license but have supplied u with divorce papers. Thank u for ur help. Donna Hines

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Donna, 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.

  2. Edward C.

    I am a NON filer. Still No direct deposit. My SS is direct deposited but NO stimulus money. I have contacted IRS until I am exhausted with them.

  3. Richard R.

    Hi Mrs Bogle , it’s Richie Louis Rodriguez, I blog once in a while . It’s just where my head is at that time. I just find myself , fighting to keep my CA STD , and other things I put hard earned money into . I’m talking when I worked I was packed with every insurance you can think of. Yes but when your hurt and this depression starts kicking in and out . But enough of this from me, I tried to do my civic duty by exposing a exterminating company from England. First mistake , I really could of skated by with a lawyer and told the DOJ nothing. The reason I did was because I was afraid if the US DIstrict attorney found out what I knew I was going to lose everything. So I did my civic duty and it’s been the worst year of my 51 years. I asked my employer if they could help pay 356 utility bill and just got a stair . Well my electricity was turned off , but the point is someone that planned just in case something happened to me . I wouldn’t be relying on SSA , but CA STD have you sign up. My private LTD makes sure you do this as well. So I thought hey since I have a pension as well , somebody would step up. It’s been very hard , so I guess what my point is that a citizen like me should never be denied SSA or SSI . But instead be congratulated and say hey Richie we have your back. I think next time a person isn’t try to take but work for what I have . There should be get some help with a trade off. Like hey we’re going to take your benefits and convert this to our way . I just felt I was safer with SSA behind me , then some corporation that’s going to try to give you the run around . Technically my LTD is more then SDI 2600+600 pension and other little policies. This is what we need to do for people that did work for 33 pls years . It’s basically a trade , and it sure would be a lot easier then how it’s been . Anyways I’m sorry and I’m not mad at you or anybody now. I just think it’s time to rethink on how we can work together so there isn’t people that our mad. I don’t condone how some protesters did some things. But I get why they are mad , nobody needs to have that done to them. I don’t care about his background or private life. He was a human being , and also an American. So I really didn’t feel this holiday because there is freedom but something not right . Thank you so much for letting me say what’s on my mind . And god bless you .
    Richard Louis Rodriguez

    • tony

      Snitching on you employer didn’t pay off. Now he is out of work and no emplyer wants to hire a snitch.

      Desperate for money like all these unemployed Americans he looks to see if he can get free disability money the SSA and CA is handing out.

      At least the SSA caught this one, but there are 30 million more unemployed Americans out there and they will soon be applying for SSDI and SSI.

      I hope the SSA computer system can handle all the applications. Most of the unemployment system couldn’t handle all the applications.

      The SSA better fully staff their field office for all the early retirement and disability applications. Some of those early retirement will be filing for disability too.

  4. Sharon P.

    My computer was hacked. I filed a complaint with the FEC. do I need to do anything as far as our social security numbers being safe. Sharon Penrod

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sharon, thanks for using our blog. Generally, identity theft issues are handled by the Federal Trade Commission. Visit to report identity theft and get a recovery plan or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).

      Visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on what you can do if you think someone is using your Social Security number.

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  6. Ms. K.


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  7. Million M.

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  9. David E.

    Will there be a increase in my SS in January 2021.

    • Vonda V.

      Hello David, thanks for using our blog. We will know that information in late October, when the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2021 is announced. As always, we will keep you informed. Thanks!

  10. Lenniscarr

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