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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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Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

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  1. Florence J Kretsinger

    Need, help want my check on my card by fedex.

  2. Rosa

    I can’t log into my social security account

    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hello Rosa. 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!

  3. Suzanne

    Can a dual citizen of Canada and the USA register for a My Social Security online account? It is confusing to know what to provide as a US address, when the actual residence is in Canada, and the US address is only temporary while visiting for up to 6 months a year.

  4. Roger J. Dahl

    I received an email notice from SS reminding me to review my Social Security Statement. It also said that one more step was added in June of 2017.
    It said to see my statement:
    Step one: Enter your usename and password. OK!
    Step two: Enter the security code we send you by text message or email depending on your choice.
    How do I get that number. I saw nothing of it when I tried to open my account. After 3 tries, the system cut me out for 24 hours.

  5. Judy Potts

    I want to set up a my account, but cannot due to address is canadian and will not take. Please help?

    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      We apologize for the inconvenience, Judy. You are correct! You need a U.S. address to register for a my Social Security account, but you do not need a U.S. address to access our website or to file online for benefits.
      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.
      In your case, you can also use the Canadian Service Area Directory to determine which Resident Office is near you. We hope this information helps!

  6. RONALD PHILPOT

    MY Ronald Philpot SOMEONE IS THE PAYEE OVER THE SSA MONEY .WITHOUT ME KNOWING .I WANT TO KNOW WHO IT IS ! I DONT KNOW ABOUT THIS E MAIL STUFF EATHER

  7. Cynthia Findlay

    I need assistance getting into “my social security” account but my email has changed. What do I need to do?

    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hello Cynthia, 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!

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  9. StevenH

    my Social Security account – This is impossible.
    I have yet to meet anyone who has succeeded in registering on this site.

    • Vonda VanTil

      Hi Steven, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating your my Social Security account. 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”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

  10. stanley a. jones

    want to give u my new address. could find no such entry. man hung up on phone

    • Vonda VanTil

      Hi Stanley. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

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