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Check Out These my Social Security Features in the New Year

December 28, 2017 • By

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man and woman reading on laptop2018 is almost here! It’ll be a New Year. There’s no better time to tell you about the features we have in my Social Security . They not only save you time, but also put you in control of your retirement future.

There are a growing number of states (and the District of Columbia) where, if you’re a resident, you can request a replacement Social Security card online. Our new online version of the Application for a Replacement Social Security Card can make getting a replacement easy and stress free. It allows people to apply for a replacement card through my Social Security without traveling to a field office or card center, as long as you’re not requesting a name change or any other change to your card. We are working to add this capability to every state.

Your personal my Social Security  account is secure and gives you ready access to your earnings records, Social Security benefit estimates, and printable Social Security Statement. Those who already receive benefits can view their payment history, current status, and manage their benefits.

Social Security has also made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement (known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S) shows the amount of benefits you received the previous year and is needed for filing taxes. Now you have the ability to download it using our online services. There’s no need to visit a field office. A replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S is available after February 1 for the previous tax year.

If you don’t have a my Social Security  account, creating a secure account is very easy to do and usually takes less than 15 minutes.

Putting you in control of your future is a key part of securing today and tomorrow. With my Social Security , we give you the power to steer your future in the direction you deserve.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Ken M.

    How can I have fed withholding taken out of my Social Security amount

    • Vonda V.

      Thanks for your question, Ken. To start withholding, you’ll need a Form W-4V from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can download the form or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for Form W-4V. Sign the form and return it to your local Social Security office by mail or in person.

  2. Sarah A.

    Yes this is Sarah Allison 35 from lake charles la 70605. I was texting to see if yall heard anything on my claim

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Sarah. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you have a confirmation number from when you applied, you can check the status of your application here. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Or you can contact your local office. Thanks.

  3. Lawrence R.

    Didn’t receive my january check yet its feb 1st

  4. John

    how do I request to have tax taken out from my monthly retirement check?

    • Vonda V.

      Thank you for your question, John. You’ll need to complete Form W-4V from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can download the form or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for Form W-4V. When you complete the form, you can choose to have 7, 10, 12, or 22 percent of your monthly benefit withheld for taxes. See our Benefits Planner: Withholding Income Tax From Your Social Security Benefits for more information.

  5. Milagros C.

    When my check on the 3 of January will come?

  6. Victor c.

    Went I get my check of social security check

  7. Alida E.

    My date to receive my check is the 4th Tuesday.This is a problem for me. Most of my bills are due the 1st or around the 18th. I have been late all the time, incurring late fees and damaging my credit.
    Is there anyway you could change my date to the beginning of the month?

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  10. Donna O.

    Hi,wondering want to know on December 31 .. I hope so SSDI will get check before happy new year or after? Thank you

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