Improve Your Retirement with a my Social Security AccountReading Time: 2 Minutes
Last Updated: August 2, 2021
September was National Self-Improvement Month, but it’s always a good time to focus on your health and wellness. While you do that, make sure your retirement is healthy, too, by opening a secure, personal my Social Security account.
Registering only takes a few minutes on our website. You’ll be asked some basic questions to verify your identity. Then you’ll choose a user name and password. Pretty soon you’ll be registered and have full access to many of our services.
At Social Security, our highest priority is protecting the privacy and security of the personal information we maintain on you and almost every American so you can rest assured that doing business online with us is both safe and secure.
Once you establish an account, you’ll have access to a wealth of information that will improve your chances of a successful retirement. You’ll be able to verify your earnings history, get an estimate of your future benefit amount at retirement, and get an estimate of your benefits should you become disabled.
With your personal my Social Security account you can view and print your Statement whenever you like.
You can also improve your experience of receiving retirement benefits by establishing a personal my Social Security account to manage your benefits. You can set up your Direct Deposit within minutes by going the Create Your Account page and signing up for an account. Then, go to the My Profile tab and follow the instructions on the screen. Once you establish a personal my Social Security account, you’ll be able to change your address or update your direct deposit, print a benefit verification letter, get a replacement Medicare card and a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S statement.
Once you’ve established your personal my Social Security account, you’ll want to check out our redesigned website. We’ve done some self-improvement of our own based on your suggestions, and we’ve made all of our services available from the home page. We’ve also made our website easier to navigate and more accessible on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.
Join the millions who have improved their chances at a good retirement by establishing a personal my Social Security account.