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Celebrating and Creating Independence with Social Security

July 2, 2020 • By

On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For nearly 85 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence.  We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits.  Today, applying online is a convenient way to apply for benefits.

You can go online to apply for:

  • Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You must be at least 61 years and 9 months in age and want your benefits to start in no more than four months. Apply online.
  • DisabilityApply for disability. You can use the online application to apply for disability benefits if you:
  1. Are age 18 or older.
  2. Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record.
  3. Are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
  4. Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days. If your application was recently denied, our Internet Appeal application is a starting point to request a review of the determination we made.
  • Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs – Some people need assistance with the cost of medications. Apply for Extra Help
  • Medicare – Medicare is federal health insurance for people 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. If you are not already receiving benefits, you should apply online within three months of turning age 65.

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – SSI is a federal income program funded by general tax revenues, and it is designed to help aged, blind, and people with disabilities who have little or no income. You may be able to apply online if you meet certain requirements.  See if you can apply online for SSI.

 


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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. Gary Lee

    When you get social security is there taxes held out?

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    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Gary. Thanks for your question. In order to have taxes withheld from your Social Security benefit, you must start by printing, completing and submitting an IRS Voluntary Withholding Request Form (Form W-4V). On this form, you can choose to have 7, 10, 12, or 22 percent of your monthly benefit withheld. The Form W-4V (to withhold federal taxes from your Social Security benefits) can be returned to your local Social Security office by mail or in person. See our Benefits Planner: Withholding Income Tax From Your Social Security Benefits web page for more information. We hope this helps.

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  2. Sheryl J Sims

    I am trying to login to my account but it won’t let me. When i login it says on account with my information create a new account. When i create a new account,it says an account is already with that information. What can I do

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Sheryl, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 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.

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  3. Sheryl J Sims

    I am trying to login to my account but it won’t let me. When i login it says on account with my information create a new account. When i create a new account, it says an account is already with that information. What can I do

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  4. Paulina

    My fiance is a 62 year old widower who receives spousal benefits from his late wifes death.
    I too am 62 and I am receiving SS. We are planning on marrying. When we do will our SS be affected by our marriage? I’ve been told we will both be penalized by becoming one and our money will be less than what we receive now.

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  5. Laura William

    I am seeking to login to my account but it won’t let me. When i login it says on account with my records create a brand new account. When i create a brand new account,it says an account is already with that data. What can I do

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