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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. Niranjan K.

    Can you please let us know when offices would be open for new SSN card applications? Without SSN it’s difficult to even get a bank account or even health insurance. SSN offices are not considering new card applications. Is possible to apply SSN online or at least application can be filled online ?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Niranjan, 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.

      • Niranjan K.

        Thank you for replying.

        It’s more then a month, Every week i call them to check the appointment availability. And somehow one Representative said my it’s not gonna open until October. I really need the SSN(Still don’t qualify at SSN office requirements, Job at Risk or medical emergency ) currently.

        I see a option to fill the form and send required documents to SSN office for new card application. To confirm i just call my SSN office(Bellevue), the Representative said you can send the documents but your application will be denied.

        Just confused what to do

  2. Phillip M.

    I received an application summary for hospital insurance only to verify and correct any information on the application. The summary list me with no bank account . I can not access my social security online account to correct this information. My as no. Is *** – ** – ***. And the telephone number 1-800-772-1213 is too busy for me to get a person with whom I can correct this error.
    My cell number is 832-879-3498 and my landline number is 713-671-0651

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Phillip. 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.

  3. GRACE D.

    WHY HAVE YOU SUSPENDED ACCES TO MY ABILITY TO CREATE AN ON LINE ACCOUNT
    I HAVE ASKED VIA PHONE TO CHANGE MY DIRECT DEPOSIT

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Grace. We are sorry that you are having trouble creating a 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. They can also help with your direct deposit change. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  4. Gregory B.

    I have locked myself out of the website. Can a support person call me?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Gregory, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry that you are having trouble creating a 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.

  5. Jean S.

    why can I not access my account. I have correct log in.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Jean, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with your my Social Security account. 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.

  6. Dana S.

    I can’t log into my accounr

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Dana, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear you are experiencing difficulties with your my Social Security account. 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.

  7. Brian M.

    I was wondering if I qualified for disability,and if I did how much will I get

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Brian. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. If you think you may be eligible to receive disability benefits and would like to apply, you can use our online application.

      Your Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records and shows estimates for retirement, disability and survivors benefits you and your family may be eligible for. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get your Social Security Statement.

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  9. jatrost

    Got locked out after 3 tries as I could not get my password right. I am trying to change the bank my check goes to. Help

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Jatrost. We are sorry that you are having trouble 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.

  10. tony

    All these desperate unemployed Americans are coming out of the woods with their elaborate scam to collect Social Security retirement and disability.

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