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Have a Taste of our Many Online Services

July 10, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: July 29, 2021

3 ice cream cones July is National Ice Cream Month. Can everyone say yum?

No matter your favorite flavor, ice cream brings a smile to almost everyone’s face. It’s synonymous with summer and laughter. The sound of an ice cream truck’s instrumental jingle still makes me want to run out of the house and chase it to buy a cone, a shake, or a banana boat.

Like the many flavors you can find in an ice cream shop, our Social Security online services suite offers a variety of services that are easy to access and sure to delight.

With your personal my Social Security account, you can:

  • Get your Social Security Statement to review your earnings and make sure they’re posting correctly;
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that you receive Social Security benefits, no longer receive benefits or applied for benefit but did not receive an answer yet; and
  • Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements.

If you receive benefits, you can:

  • Change your address and phone number;
  • Start or change your direct deposit information;
  • Get a replacement Medicare card; and
  • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax purposes.

We’ll call your personal my Social Security  account vanilla because it goes well with everything.

You can also go online and use our Retirement Estimator to estimate your future retirement benefits and plug in different dates to find your perfect retirement day. We’ll call that one chocolate because of the limitless possibilities.

So whatever your favorite ice cream is — hello gelato! — you don’t have to settle for just one flavor. And you don’t have to chase us down. You can visit us at and find about all the flavors, I mean services, we offer.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Winnie

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  2. Noreen O.

    Please contact as I need to change my social security address
    Noreen O. McCumber

    • Ray F.

      Hi Noreen. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot update your account. If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a personal my Social Security account. Thanks!

  3. Mary J.

    Ss got a small raise but I did not. Other people on ss got small amount I nothing. Monthly ss payment the same

  4. Anthony Q.

    I have been trying to get the determinations on my disability and my back pay from August for my retirement so I can get into a single family home quickly but it is taking a while for me to get it and as of. January 1 2018 I will be living in my truck until my. Case is determined I’m asking if social security can help

    • Ray F.

      Hi Anthony. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this venue. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  5. Elbert T.

    I would like to know if you are a veteran with a 60% rated service connected disability and you just turned 62 years of age and filed for early retirement, Would you be able to draw your VA check along with your social security early retirement pay without the amounts not being altered

    • Jenna Y.

      Hi Elbert. First of all, we thank you for your service to this country! A pension based on work that is not covered by Social Security (for example, Federal civil service and some State or local government agencies, such as police officers and some teachers) may cause the amount of your Social Security benefit to be reduced. Your benefit can be reduced based on one of two provisions: The Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. To learn more, please visit our Information for Government Employees page. For more information about how your Veteran’s benefit may be affected by a Social Security benefit, please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551. We hope this helps!

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  7. James M.

    I was informed by someone that since I have a son who is my jr. that I need to change my name somehow and add SR. on to the end of my name. how do I have that done and does it mean I would have to sign my name with SR. at the end?

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