Hit a Grand Slam by Retiring OnlineReading Time: 1 Minute
Last Updated: October 26, 2015
You feel a special kind of excitement when your team is playing in the World Series and you watch your star hitter step to the plate at the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded.
You’ll feel another kind of excitement, equally special, when you’re poised to retire. You can join the more than seven million people who’ve retired online with Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. That number is equivalent to 165 stadiums full of people who have rounded the bases into retirement.
Our public services announcement videos will tell you that when you retire online, in as little as 15 minutes, you can pop the champagne and celebrate a well-deserved triumph. In most cases, after you submit your application electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if any further information is necessary.
Of course, having the right players lined up makes for a winning formula. With the correct earnings on your Social Security Statement on first base, your estimated benefits from our Retirement Estimator on second, and your computer opened to www.socialsecurity.gov on third, you’ll have all your bases covered.
This October, step up and become your own true hero by hitting that grand slam homerun – from the comfort of your home.