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my Social Security Saves You Time for the Important Things

April 30, 2018 • By

Last Updated: July 30, 2021

Time is our most valuable resource. How you spend it is important. A my Social Security account helps free your time for the important things. What is a my Social Security account? Watch this video to find out:

Have you got a personal my Social Security account? If not, open yours today. You’ll find it’s easy, convenient, and secure.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Jeanna B.

    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.

    • Ray F.

      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!

  2. Janet

    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.

  3. Beverly s.

    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?????

  4. Katherine S.

    I am still waiting on my new social security card.

    • Snarky

      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.

    • Jenna Y.

      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.

  5. Samuel C.

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

    • Snarky

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

  6. Nabeel J.

    Hi i live out of usa can i make my social security account if i lived in jordan

    • Snarky

      Yes, if you mean “get a check”, no, if you mean “covered employment”

    • Jenna Y.

      Hello. You must have a U.S. mailing address to create a my Social Security account. However, you can contact your local Embassy or Consulate to find out information about your account. You can find their contact information at I hope this helps!

  7. jorge m.

    need new security social card

  8. jorge m.

  9. jorge m.

    need a new social security card

    • Snarky

      That’s nice.

  10. Hector R.

    I Also forgot to mention that I have a land line #

    • Snarky

      Good for you!

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