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New Year’s Resolution: Get a my Social Security Account

January 4, 2016 • By

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The holidays are over, and a new year is upon us. Now that you have no more holiday parties to attend or gifts to buy, you’re probably kicking off the New Year with your resolutions to improve your life.

With a healthy, new you in mind, you got a shiny new gym membership and revamped your grocery list to add more vegetables. You made resolutions to better manage your finances and to finally start planning for your long-term financial security, which you’ve been putting off because you didn’t know where to start. Now is the perfect time of year to do a financial planning checkup. And what’s more, we can tell you the best place to start.

We have a solution that is easy, convenient, and secure; sign up for a personal my Social Security account. You can do so from the comfort of your own home, office, or any preferred location. It only takes a few minutes, and once you see all the benefits of having an account, you will be so glad you followed through with this resolution.

If you’re still working, you can use your my Social Security account to access your Social Security Statement to keep track of your earnings and verify them every year. You can review the estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you paid.

You can also get a benefit verification letter stating that you never received benefits, received benefits in the past, or a letter stating that you applied for benefits, but your claim hasn’t been approved. If you’re currently receiving benefits, you can use your my Social Security account to get a letter stating your benefits, and to check your benefit and payment information. You can also change your address or telephone number, start or change your direct deposit, and get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S.  And now, in several states, many can get a replacement Social Security card!

Managing your information has never been easier.

Sign up for a my Social Security account today and cross this resolution off your list. You’ll be so glad you started the New Year right by taking these easy steps to have a better financial future.


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  1. marilyn harwick

    I am trying to create my own ss account other than my husbands. When I fill my information , it defers to my husbands sign in and password. What can I do??

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  2. Inge R Dunne

    why can’t I access my account

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    • Vonda VanTil

      Hi Inge, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account. We offer various ways for you to reset your password. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more details.

      If you need 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”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

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  3. Marceil Whitney

    how do I figure out when I started to receive social security? is it the same time was my Medicare started?

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    • Luis A., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Marceil. Please note that for your security, we do not have access to your Social Security record in this forum. Please call our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or follow up with your local Social Security office for assistance. We hope this helps.

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