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My Social Security’s Four Super Powers

November 23, 2021 • By

Last Updated: November 22, 2021

grandfather and grandson running together in super hero costumesDid you know having a personal my Social Security account is almost like having super powers? Think about it. It protects you, and you can even look into your financial future. Check out these four features that can empower all working Americans who pay into Social Security.

Saves You Time

You may think you need to speak with a Social Security representative to check your application status, set up or change direct deposit, or request a replacement Social Security card. But you don’t! All you have to do is log in or create your personal my Social Security account. Take care of your Social Security business from home or away when it’s convenient for you.

Security Protection

Your personal information is very important to us. When you create an account, it prevents someone else from possibly creating an account in your name. We use two-step authentication to verify you are the one logging in to your account. Our security measures allow you to access your personal information safely and securely using my Social Security.


Did you know you can see your entire earnings history with your personal my Social Security account? Do you know why it’s important to check it and make sure it’s accurate? Your future benefits are based on your earnings history. You won’t receive all the benefits you should if our records understate your real earnings. Use your account to verify if your employers reported your earnings to us correctly. We tell you how to correct an error if you find one.

Plan for your Future

Retirement planning is essential for a secure future. And your personal my Social Security account makes it easy. You can view your retirement estimates when you enter the age or date when you expect to begin receiving benefits and your estimated future salary amount. You can also view your estimated disability benefit on the Estimate Benefits page.

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  1. Sophia R.

    My purse was stolen on the 7th of November, 2021. I need a caregiver to assist with aps reports and assistance with resetting log in information for all of my security codes were taken along with cell phones. Only receive one payment from social security the month WHN should have received 2 separate survivor deposits. Also the stimulus was deposited into my direct express in February 2021 but it is not on the card nor is there any transactions to justify it

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Sophia. We are sorry to hear about your situation. 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 8:00 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.

  2. Hector88

    Is it true that workers without a SS number pay in the program, but when they are 62 and want to retire they don’t get any benefits because they don’t have a SS number.



  4. Ron D.

    Thanks for the important info that is posted on the blog.

  5. Patricia j.

    I filled out an appeal for my back payment and I never heard anything from social security.Its been months ago

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Patricia. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., to discuss the status of your appeal. 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.

  6. Alagu S.

    My ssi…ssa…ssn…ssdi …all and all misused other’s ….what rules and law’s. My ssa…

    • Johnathan D.

      Set up direct deposit with social security deposit card and need a card for my payment johnathan yazzie

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Jonathan. For more information about direct deposit and how to sign up, visit our Direct Deposit webpage. We hope this helps. 

  7. Lawrence

    I hope it is secure as someone just tried to hack my Amazon account 21 times and Amazon denied it every time and my Amazon chase card they tried to make 2 different purchases with ehat and it got denied both times

  8. jing h.

    I don’t know how to comment.sorry about that.

  9. Brian B.

    This is a great website for all the answers to my questions about Social Security. The page is easy to navigate, from finding out what day the next deposit will be made to getting a duplicate card mailed to me should I happen to lose mine. Spend some time looking around, you might find info that will help you.

    • Vonda

      Thank you, Brian. Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward. We encourage you to tell us how we’re doing by completing a brief survey on our Customer Feedback page.


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