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National Social Security Month Shines a Light on Our Online Services

April 5, 2018 • By

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Last Updated: November 3, 2023

woman sitting by fireplace on her laptop In April, we celebrate National Social Security Month, and highlight our agency’s mission and purpose. We’re with you throughout life’s journey — from birth, to marriage, and into retirement — and we’re always searching for ways to give you easy and secure access to everything we offer.

We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control in how you wish to conduct business with us. Our online services help you plan for the future and keep you in control of your benefits. You can go online to:

  1. Find out if you qualify for benefits.
  2. Use our benefit planners to help you better understand your Social Security protection.
  3. Estimate your future retirement benefits to help you plan for your financial future.
  4. Retire online, or apply for Medicare quickly and easily.
  5. Open your personal my Social Security account. Your personal account is the most powerful tool to help you stay in control of your Social Security record. If you don’t receive benefits yet, you can:
    • Get your Social Security Statement to review your earnings, make sure they’re recorded correctly.
    • Get a benefit verification letter to prove you don’t receive Social Security benefits or that you applied but haven’t received an answer yet.
    • Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements.
    • Check the status of your application or appeal a decision.

If you receive benefits, you can:

  1. Change your address and phone number.
  2. Get a benefit verification letter to prove you receive Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare.
  3. Start deposits or change your direct deposit information at any time.
  4. Get a replacement Medicare card.
  5. Get a replacement Benefit Statement (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S) for tax purposes.

Do you own a business? You can also use our Business Services Online suite to report employee wages and verify names and Social Security numbers for W-2s.

Join us and celebrate National Social Security Month by seeing everything you can do online!

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Robersene Y.

    I am receiving ssd benefits, was wondering if benefit amount increase now that I’m at retirement age, I’m 63 years old.

  2. Annette m.

    Social security disability
    Can. I work
    How much money can I make and keep my check

  3. Annette

    What about social security disability
    Can u work,
    How much money can I make and jeep my disability

  4. Mary R.

    I need to cancel taxes that are with held from my SS check. I have called with no results and I’m unable to log in. Can you help me please

  5. Mary R.

    How can I cancel the taxes withheld from my social security check?

  6. Beth P.

    All sounds good. When will I be able to report my earnings by a website I/o mailing stubs ?

    • Ray F.

      Please visit our Reporting Wages Online web page for more on this topic. Thanks!

  7. Mary M.

    I would like to know more as to what is going on.

  8. Mike O.

    Mr Borland, please pass on my appreciation to your organization for such a great and highly effective website. I am in my 70’s, drawing benefits and followed SS for decades. The subject matter is deceptively tricky with many choices and caveats. Your newsletter to which I subscribe is a fantastic reference tool as well as newsletter….maybe the best the government has to offer! Many thanks.

    • Ray F.

      Thank you, Mike! 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.

  9. Richard D.

    This blog provides a wonderful and informative review of America’s Social Security Program.
    I wish it were available in its present format during my working and planning years. At age 72, I still like to be informed even though I am beyond making changes to my benefit program.
    You provide a great service to the American people!!
    Thank you.

    • Ray F.

      We’re pleased we can help, Richard. Social Security is committed to providing world-class customer service today and in the years to come.
      We appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for your comment!

  10. melissa d.

    I have a question concerning my sister she is disabled from the state of Alabama on a back related injury. she has diabetes along with kidney failure and has to go to dialysis 3 days a week caused from the diabetes . She just found out she is on a donors list in Nashville tn. she is moving to Nashville tn because she only has 2 hours to get there if a kidney is available.
    1. Can she get additional help for the diabetes and kidney failure from SS.
    2. How does this affect her insurance which is through Humaner Ins of Alabama. Can she change her insurance to TN Care. after she moves and how does she go about doing that.
    3. Some of her medicine is 400.00 a month her insurance will not pay and she cant afford it.
    4. what is the name of the insurance if she cannot ge TN Care?

    • Ray F.

      We wish we could be more help, Melissa. Your sister may want to contact Medicare. The Medicare program, is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
      Also, individuals receiving disability benefits may also be eligible to receive social services from the state in which they live. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services office. Or you can visit the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) web page for more information. We hope this helps!

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