Discover a Whole World of Retirement Possibilities

Dreamy vintage shot of senior couple enjoying a leasure cruiseChristopher Columbus might be one of the most famous explorers in America. He’s credited with discovering the New World, though Native Americans were here long before the Italian sailor.

Centuries later, there are new horizons to explore and you can do it from the comfort of your home or office. With Social Security, you can discover a new world of information and services at www.socialsecurity.gov.

For example, you can apply online for Social Security retirement benefits. Not sure whether you’re ready for retirement? We can help you plot your course with our online benefit planners. Perhaps the most impressive of these planners is the online Retirement Estimator, which you can use to get quick and accurate estimates of your retirement benefits based on different scenarios. You also can apply online for disability benefits and even apply online for help to pay the costs of the Medicare prescription drug program at www.socialsecurity.gov.

One of our most powerful tools is our website: my Social Security. Create your online account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and then you’ll always have quick and easy access to see and update your information. You can use my Social Security to get estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; view your earnings record; and get estimates of the Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.

If you already receive Social Security benefits, you can use your account to get an instant benefit verification letter, check your benefit and payment information, and to change your address, phone number, and direct deposit information. If you receive Medicare, you can get a replacement Medicare card using my Social Security. Whether you receive benefits or not, you may be able to apply for a replacement Social Security card in certain states, all online.

We’ve made exploring your bright future secure and easy at www.socialsecurity.gov.  Remember, we’re with you through life’s journey. Social Security online tools will help you decide when to weigh anchor, and venture into the seas of retirement.

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44 thoughts on “Discover a Whole World of Retirement Possibilities

  1. Please provide assistance to open a personal SS account! I have been attempting to do so for days! I am in need of a verification letter ASAP!
    Thank you!
    Jay W Stephens
    1418 Pacific Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90405
    jwstephens@mail.com

  2. I have my medicare through Univera. I also have their prescription help plan. Is there anything to help pay copays? Before Medicare i was on Medicaid, and now i am seeing specialists and it has gotten very expensive.

  3. I am about to adopt my grandaughter, is she or am I entitled to any kind of financial assistance. I am disabled and receive ssi benefits already but that gets spent faster than it comes in.

  4. Looking for options and information
    I have been receiving SSD benefits for about
    10 years. I will be turning 62 in January 2019. Do I continue to receive SSD? complete the process to
    formally retire? what is required? what are the benefits
    to SSD over SS? THANKS

    • Thank you for your question. Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries attain their full retirement age.
      Benefits are not interrupted with this transition and the benefit amount will generally remains the same.
      We hope this helps to clarify this issue.

  5. If I saved good amount of money for SS and if I die on age 66 or 67.
    scenario 1
    How much my 15 years old (at that time) son got every month and for how long?
    scenario 2
    How much my 40 years old (at that time) son get every month and for how long ?

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