170 thoughts on “my Social Security Saves You Time for the Important Things

  1. I am wondering on behalf of my new Severe Medical issues that will allow me not to gain any employment i am wondering at 58 years old in oct 2018 and i am wondering working well over 14 years or more of total employment ,i am wondering if i can receive more than $550.00 a month. I gave to pay 1,000 a month in rent and i am looking at eviction. I think they have it wrong on my years i have total worked too. Because i was with A C Moore for 10 years i worked for walmart for awhile i worked at Belfast Me Renys for a few years worked I need a Social Security Attorney to help me because I am in Dire need of help and I know nothing or who to talk too,when i one my disablity Social Security I was only based on a few things I now been diognoised with ptsd ans A fibulation a heart issue which are two very severe diblitating social mental and medical has been added i just wonder if i would get more from another type of social security,but i need a social security lawyer or someone to advocate for me ,i do not understand any of this and I am in crictal need of help asap begire i am eviceted from my home. Please I need help. mi yogi007@gmail.com is my e mail address. Thank you God Bless You for any help that can be given to me.

    • You may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income or SSI. Call 800-772-1213. The amount you can receive is based upon income resources and where you live since some States supplement the federal payment. You need to also check with your county assistance office for additional help.
      Getting sicker is not material to the amount you receive.

  2. how do ya feel toward people applying for disability for chronic idiopathic urticarial which comes with no energy or sleep, lots of pain and doctors have no way of diagnosing it or helping her. she can’t keep a job she is my wife and only 42 years old it is a very bad disease.

  3. I hope I can remember all that was talked about in video. I would like a link to see a list of what I can do on my Social Security. Then I could paste in on refrigerator for regular reminder of the easy solutions provided at My Medicare.

  4. SSA keep on boasting their achievements, but can’t implement as simple things as allowing receipients to change their federal tax withholding ONLINE.

    YES, you can change Direct deposit, but not tax withholding? What a great service SSA is doing !

      • That was rude. Why do people come here? A lot of things can be done online now. I was wondering if I could reapply online. So nobody should be nasty here. We are here to help each other.

  5. I have not been able to open my account. I’m told I have to provide the correct information. Well, what information is on file for me to know what information needs to be changed.

  6. I don’t have a social security account and have my check direct deposit due to the lack of security on my computer.

    • Good for you. I have a Social Security account and have never needed it. You may want to do something about your security.

  7. I’ve been married for 33years, it’s been a great marriage we have 2 grown children together,our age difference is 23 years. My wife is now 51 and I am 74. I have health issues that need Attention now And then. Is there any way ss could kick in early. My wife is working to supplement our income. Is there anything we can do to have her home with me in my later years,thank you.

  8. How can I update my account to reduce the amount of the Medicare Part B and D monthly adjustments for myself and my wife since my 2017 income tax return shows we are no longer in the highest bracket. What will you need from me, or will you already have that information from my 2017 tax return. Also, does my 2017 self-employment social security contribution now again increase my present and future monthly benefit?

  9. I have to have some minor surgery by an germatologist, they sent me a form to fill out and asked for my social security number. I never had my regular physician ask that on his form. I thought we were never to give out our number. I need to know what to do by the end of May when the surgery is to be performed. Thank you for your response about this matter. Dorothy Laigle dlaigle@neo.rr.com

  10. I Like to inform you of my change of address, my banking account remains the same.
    Hector Rosa
    Carborca Y Atil
    Condominio G-102
    Benito Juarez
    Fraccionmieto Caracoles Homes
    Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico 83550

    • You can’t change your address on a public blog site nor should you give out private information.
      No puede cambiar su dirección en un sitio de blog público ni debe dar información privada.

  11. How do I find out about all my life time income that I work paying social security and the special payment

    • Ask to review your earnings record. And there is NO special payment. Look up the word “scam” in the dictionary.

    • That’s nice and you just had a burning desire to tell the world. My Aunt Mae had a tooth extraction last year. Sorry to have not mentioned it sooner because I know everyone wanted to know this.

    • Hi Katherine. For your security, we do not have access to personal information in this venue. However, wait 30 days after you applied and return to the Social Security office where you filed your application. When you go, take the documents you originally presented as evidence. We ask that members in our Facebook community continue to work with their local office on specific questions about their case.

  12. I am sitting at home waiting for my 2:00 pm phone interview with social security and no one has contacted me as of yet?????

  13. Can I schedule an appointment to speak with a representative? I would like to claim benefits under my ex-husband. We were married for 21 years, and have been divorced for 22 years. I would like to claim half of his SS benefits, and hold off until I reach 70 for my full benefits. Do I need to work full-time to claim my full benefits at 70 years of age.

  14. This doesn’t help. Is there any you can send my information for “my account” or tell me how i can reset to get into my account so i can order a replacement SS card.

    • Hello Jeanna, if you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

    • Hello Kristen, if you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  15. When will the SSA allow US citizens who are retired overseas to sign up for an account to use the online services?

    • We are sorry for the inconvenience, Arthur. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet.
      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact their local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. Thank you for your feedback.

  16. Thanks for your reply but you failed to answer my question. I asked when will the SSA allow overseas US citizens to receive an online account? Surely techknowledge today can facilitate this to become a reality now???

    • How do you get the activation code to be able to get my SSA.gov be with that Code to activation code now it hard

    • Hello Bob. If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  17. I am married and I am disable. My husband is also disabled. I am wondering if I can qualify for sposel benefits from his ssdi?

    • Hello Heli: If your husband is receiving or is eligible for retirement or disability benefits you may be may be able to get benefits on his record, if you are at least 62 years of age.
      Generally, individuals must be married for one year before they can get spouse’s benefits. See Benefits For Your Spouse for more information
      We hope this information helps!

  18. How can I request to DEDUCT from my SSA pension
    FEDERAL TAX deduction every month.

    Now, every year i always compute my tax payment from federal tax to paid.

    Please, help and mail federal tax form for my request.

    Social Security # *** – ** – ***

  19. Today I went into the office because I could not access MySocialSecurity on line. They gave me a reset code however I’m afraid I do not know exactly what to do with it . Even though I have been locked out for 24 hrs. I do not see a place asking for this code.

  20. I requested a reset code. I received a letter with the reset code. where do i enter this reset code so that i can access me account.

    • Hello Kathryn. For assistance with your personal my Social Security account, please call our dedicated my Social Security-Hotline. To reach this hotline, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”, or contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

    • Hello Joe. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal information in this blog and cannot update your address on your record. You can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      For further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  21. I have received three separate phon calls this afternoon that were threatening.Two of them were from an “officer Kelly”, and two from foreign speaking males who were difficult to understand.
    From what I could tell from what they said they would initiate legal action against me for fraudulent activity on my SS Card, if I didn’t return the phone call. The phone number given me was 210 807-8076 one time and 240 345-1427 another time.
    The call sounded so phony I told the men they were full of some foreign matter from a male bovine. He called me an SOB and I hung up.
    I would hate to think of the elderly who could be taken in by this.

  22. Your entire system stinks!
    SSA is ambiguous and a time wasting process.
    Your instructions DO NOT WORK!
    SSA seems to be filled with overpaid incompetents.
    Does any real human being ever check to see if the instructions that you send actually make sense and work?
    I’ve tried for three weeks to gain access to my ssa account.
    Even after receiving waiting weeks to receive my RESET code the instructions are ambiguous and didn’t work.
    How about sending me som WORKING step-by-step instructions.
    Your instructions to visit http://www.Socialsecurity.gov/myaccount
    Do not result in a page (as your instructions say) in a place to enter the reset code.
    I suspect the actual address is ssa.gov/my account
    But, even there it is unclear where this reset code is entered.
    Really Really Frustrating.
    Even more disgusting is the fact that my tax dollars contribute to this BROKEN system.

  23. I went to my SS office. A very grumpy, kurt woman “helped” us. My husband and I just moved, so we needed to change our addresses. I tried on line and have been successful in the past. This time I was locked out for what ever reason. The very grumpy lady said it was fixed and she gave us each a RESET CODE. Where does that go??? Using those codes as a password does not work. Frustration

  24. I will have to go to a local SS office, I suppose. I tried resetting my password to my account, via the reset code sent to me by SSA. It instantly locked me out.
    This is very frustrating…..

  25. I have received a “reset code” because I cannot access my SSA account.
    NO instructions (that work) came with this code.
    Instructions say; “visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and enter reset code below” .
    ENTER WHERE? This code does not work with “sign in” or “open new account”.
    Where then do I enter this code. The letter with the code does not explain this.
    CODE expires March 2 2019.
    This is the second code sent to me!
    Please respond before this code expires on March 2 2019

    • Hi Robert, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You have been given an activation code. When you go to http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount, select “Finish Setting Up Your Account” where you will enter the information requested, including the account activation code.

      For assistance with your account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”.

    • Hi Robert, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You have been given an activation code. When you go to http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount, select “Finish Setting Up Your Account” where you will enter the information requested, including the account activation code.

      For assistance with your account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”.

  26. I don’t think I sent change of address. Moved July 2017 from 2476 Devotion Ridge Drive, Henderson, NV, 89052, to
    676 Moonlight Mesa Dr., Henderson, NV, 89011.

  27. My wife and tried several times to set up her mySocialSecurity account. First attempt resulted in request being blocked. Had to contact SS and the agent unblocked acct. Attempted to proceed with ID confirmation, all the questions about mortgages, loans, etc. provided did not apply. Contacted SS again, agent said the questions were developed by the Equifax, etc. and we would need to contact them to make any corrections?

    I attempted to set up my account and got the message that an account could not be set up with the information provided.

    So good luck!

  28. This is so disgusting!! I forgot my password. A reset code was sent to me. It does not work. the code is not suppose to expire until February 26, 2019. So now what do I do??? Wait another two weeks or longer to get another code that does not work?? I called and get a whole list of options and a warning about not being really me.

    How do I resolve this simple issue of getting to my social security account online??

  29. I cannot access my SS online account again! Why
    do you keep changing the login. Please contact to set up new login and password!

    • Hi Joe, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You have been given an activation code. When you go to http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount, select “Finish Setting Up Your Account” where you will enter the information requested, including the account activation code.

      For assistance with your account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”.

  30. Did not receive my uncle’s check for the 3rd I’m wondering where you guys send it to if you can call me back let me know what’s going on 406 589 0120 or someone got it or something like that and needed to be stopped or press charges on them my name is Charlotte Roberts and I’m Timothy Roberts payee

    • Hi, John. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask members in our Blog community to continue to work with their local office with specific questions about their case. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Barbara. 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 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  31. Need to reset my password…
    Just wanted you to know I have a new phone number..
    We dropped our landline..
    WGNME777 405-550-3144
    Wanda Mack *** – ** – ***
    Snowbird7$ This was my password………………

  32. Got reset code what now still can’t use as password so how do use reset code please me tell me step by step can’t get into my account why is it so hard can’t u simplify sign in process

  33. This is the most unfriendly website! I have wasted hours trying to access my information again. I have requested and received a temporary password that the system will not accept. Today, it won’t accept my name! This is NOT a timesaver, by any definition!!

  34. I received a reset code for my account, but the directions in the letter are unclear (typical government agency garbage). The directions do not say where the code should be entered, so I did a search on reset code and was directed to this page which absolutely worthless. Thias is NOT a help page, it is an advertisement page.

    • Hi, Sharon. An activation code is given to those who visit their local Social Security office. A representative in the office will verify your identity and issue you an activation code. If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  35. I screwed up my account. So Social Security send me a letter with a reset code. I went to the site but where do I enter the reset code that i got today in the mail? Thank you.

    • Hi Roberta, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. It sounds like you have been given an activation code. When you go to http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount, select “Finish Setting Up Your Account” where you will enter the information requested, including the account activation code.

      For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”.

  36. I am a United States citizen now living in Jamaica. I have a ‘My Social Security’ Account but since I moved to Jamaica I cannot access my account on line. Is there some restrictions that will not allow me to access my account? I cannot update my account or see what changes are made to my account by SSA

    • Hi Rudolph, thank you for your question. At this time you must have a U. S. mailing address to create or access your online account. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet.

      Even though you are unable to create a my Social Security account, you may still file your application online. You can apply online for retirement benefits if you:
      •are at least 61 years and 9 months old;
      •are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record;
      •have not already applied for retirement benefits; and
      •want your benefits to start no more than 4 months in the future. (We cannot process your application if you apply for benefits more than 4 months in advance.)

      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit or U.S. embassy in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

  37. I’m stuck, I cannot find out how to change my email address, therefore the sign in code you’re sending is not getting to me. I found a video that was supposed to give me info on it, but the video isn’t working, I thought this was supposed to be quick & easy. Please help!

  38. I am trying to sign up for Medicare part A. Setting up the account I gave my name, SS# , birth date, – Asking for an Activation Code? I don’t have one? I expected one to come to my email?
    Lawrence P Shaw
    04/20/1954
    I do not need part B

  39. I forgot my password.
    I requested reset code. I got the letter. I went to socialsecurity.gov/myaccount as per terse instructions. The interface does not ask for a reset code. It asks for a password to log in.
    Am I supposed to create a new account?

    • Hi, Robert. We are sorry to hear you were having difficulty with accessing your personal my Social Security account. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you are still unable to access your account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  40. I cannot re-set my password this site should terminated it is worthless, embarrassed to have a site up that cannot help anyone.

  41. I had an incorrect email address connected to my account. I asked for and received a reset code. I can not find where I need to input the reset code. How can I use the reset code?

    • Hi Susan, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You do not need an activation code to create a my Social Security, you just click on “Create an Account“. Individuals that have issues creating a my Social Security account may need to go into their local Social Security office for assistance. A representative in the office will verify the individual’s identity and issue them a letter containing an activation code. They then use the activation code to complete the creation of their my Social Security account.

  42. I have a my social security account. haven’t used it for 2 years. I can not find my password and can not start a new account. can you send password by email?

  43. Yes I’m trying to retrieve the hours I have worked as proof and availability to take a test. How do I aquire my hours
    Thanks Chris

  44. was reviewing information on my Social Security Retirement benefit made a change then lost my application.

  45. I am having trouble opening my SSA account. I must have created it when I had a different email account. that email account is no longer available so when I try to long in and ask for help remembering my account it won’t recognize me. It has now logged me out for 24 hours.

  46. I have been receiving benefits for over a year. I recently had to change my email address. I have since not been able to log in because I can not receive the code by email that is needed to log in. I was told I needed to request a reset code which I did. After receiving this code by mail, I have still not been able to lg in. I called today and after being on hold for 45 min and providing numerous forms of ID verification, I explained my problem and was transferred to the line where you give feedback on the service you received. I received NO HELP to solve my problem. Please advise! Below is my new email address which I have not been able to change because I can not log on.

  47. I have a account but forgot my password and then they sent me temporary one in snail mail but it was two parts and i never got the 2nd part.

  48. I simply wish to change my email address because it has been hacked twice. The old – ldpiepho@hotmail.com
    The new: lloydpiepho@gmail.com
    My dob is 10-31-40 the last 4 are 2870, my address,
    13167 Meadow Lane, Savage , MN 55378
    Please make the appropriate change.
    Lloyd Piepho
    Cell 612 719-1929, Home 952 445-3690

  49. How do I enter the reset code I rec’d by mail? I tried using my old password to login twice & my acct got suspended. Please tell me by reply email how to enter reset code. I updated my email address & told I needed to get reset code in mail. I got it now what how do I enter it w/o getting suspended online again?
    LCrawford

  50. I have received a one-time reset code in the mail because I couldn’t remember my password and need to create a new one. I requested this 9/28/2019, so the reset code page is no longer displayed. How do I enter the reset code so I can recreate my password? The letter gives me until 11/10/2019 before the reset code becomes invalid.

  51. I want to change the deductions on my Social Security account so there are deductions made for Federal and State taxes for 2020. How do I do this?

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