Happy Holidays from Social Security

December 22, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2023

Family gathered at a holiday table for a mealThe holiday season brings us feelings of warmth and joy.

At Social Security, we want you to know we share the same joy when it comes to serving you, whether it be in person, by telephone, or online. Our online services are available to help you do business with us in an easy, convenient, and secure way.

It all starts with a personal my Social Security account. More than 70 million people have signed up for their personal account to conduct their business online!

You can create a personal my Social Security account to:

  • Apply for retirement, spouses, or disability benefits.
  • Apply for Medicare.
  • Check your application status.

If you receive benefits, you can use your personal my Social Security account to:

  • Change your address. (Social Security benefits only)
  • Set up or change your direct deposit information. (Social Security benefits only)
  • Instantly get proof of benefits.
  • Print your SSA-1099.

If you do not receive Social Security benefits, you can use a personal my Social Security account to:

  • Get personalized retirement benefit estimates.
  • Get your Social Security Statement.
  • Get estimates for spouse’s benefits.
  • Get instant proof that you do not receive benefits.

You can use our services on-the-go or from the comfort of your home. Please visit our website to view the services available to you. We wish you a safe, happy holiday season and look forward to continuing to serve you in the new year!

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Dawn Bystry, Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications


  1. Timothy C.

    It wasn’t such a happy holiday for me because social security decided to cut off my disability right before the holidays. WHY! I have been on disability for over 10 years, nothing had changed, but someone just decided I was no longer disabled. I would like to have an explanation as to WHY.

    • A.C.

      Hi, Timothy. We are sorry to hear about your situation. 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, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  2. Debbie

    trauma train international? internet-based? talking out my mouth constantly. scary. want let me se my kids. national science federation bodymonip project. you are killing me.

  3. Maria

    Question: The SS pension was updated with the inflation? If yes, what is de %?
    Thank you

  4. J. B.

    Is access to mysocialsecurity account down (outside of posted business hours) just for the holidays or forever? I used to be able to access my account whenever I wanted to but now I can only do so during EST business hours.
    Thank you in advance

    • A.C.

      Hi. Thanks for question. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to use all of our online services today. Due to scheduled systems maintenance, some of our Online Services are unavailable during certain times. We hope this helps. 

  5. Steve f.

    The kentucky version of ssa ,what a slow,slow,slow, government. Working against taxpayers who apply for anything. When it comes to paying in to gov. If your slow you’re fined,charged,etc. Getting help as a citizen waste of time ,gas,mail postage , just file for bankruptcy, live in a tent .stand on a corner with , need food, work, etc.

    • Carlotta C.

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      • A.C.

        Hi, Carlotta. Thanks for visiting our blog. We respond to questions and provide general information on our Retirement, Survivors, Disability, Medicare and SSI programs. If you have a general question, we encourage you to ask here. But remember, just as a reminder, never post personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

        • Tony

          Carlotta seem to be a predator waiting on victims. Contact this person if you want to set up one of those accounts and have your personal information stolen.

        • Tony

          These are the two basic credit card fraud. The fraudsters has all your personal information and goes to your residence to steal the pre-approved credit card application in the mail. They buy a prepaid disposable phone for the phone contact number on the application. They wait to steal the credit card that comes in the mail. They use the prepaid phone to activate the card.

          The other credit card fraud is to steal the information on your credit card when you hand the crooked cashier or waitress your credit card. They steal the 3 digit security code on the back of the card.

          You should cut out and remove this security code and store it in a safe place.

          Many people are notified by their credit and debit card companies about fraudulent online purchases. Almost all online purchases require the security code and when it is wrong, it triggers a fraud alert. If the fraudsters have your security code, it will take longer to catch the fraudulent transaction by the time you get the bill.

    • Tony

      Set up a tent outside of the SSA local office. Put up a sign that reads homeless waiting on disability hearing. The SSA will expedite your case to get you out of their sight.

      • Tony

        Put a coffee can in front of the tent. Some of the senior citizens applying for social security are so gullible that they will give you money. Seniors are an easy target.

      • Tony

        Don’t forget to put God bless you on the sign. You can get those religious people to donate too. The homeless standing on the corner are good at finding ways to get donations.

  6. Richard a.

    My daughter turns 18 in June and starts college this fall will I still be able to get my benefit for her or will end in may 30 days before gopher 18 th birthday ? How does it work when child dependent turns 18?

    • A.C.

      Hi, Richard. Thanks for your question. Usually the benefits stop when children reach age 18 unless they are disabled. However, if the child is still a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school at age 18, benefits will continue until the child graduates or until two months after the child becomes age 19, whichever is first. For more information, please check out our publication, Benefits for Children. For specific questions, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  7. Martha L.

    Thank you so much for all that you do for us! I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    • Carlotta C.

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