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Our Online Benefits Application

October 4, 2018 • By

Last Updated: July 30, 2021

woman relaxing on couch, using laptop Social Security is committed to protecting and securing the information entrusted to us. We’re constantly looking for ways for you to save time by conducting your business anytime, anywhere, using our online services.

Our online benefits application provides a high level of security and protection for the information you provide. Filing online gives you the freedom and convenience to file for various types of benefits including Retirement, Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare.

Follow these simple steps to begin:

  1. Review the information on our Retirement/Spouse’s, Disability, Medicare, or Supplemental Security Income Benefits page to make sure you meet the requirements to apply for benefits online and have the information you will need to do so.
  2. Create or sign in to your my Social Security account. 
  3. File your claim online.
  4. Check the status of your claim by signing in to your personal my Social Security account.

You should be able to complete and submit your application all at once. But if that’s not possible, we’ll give you a re-entry number that you can use to return to your application and continue right where you left off!

After you’ve completed your application, we’ll also give you a confirmation number to check the status, and information on what to do next. If we are not able to process the request, we will provide specific information on how to contact us by phone or schedule an office appointment.

Applying for benefits online is safer, easier, and more secure than ever!

Learn more by watching our videos on our online retirement, spouse’s, and Medicare benefits application and our online disability benefits application.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Patsy J.

    how do I find out what date I started receiving my benefits? my email address is patsyjpc@gmail.com

  2. Christine B.

    i am still struggling to submit my application, the site has been down. Now i have been evacuated due to the Cameron Peak fire but i have my laptop and will try again but i worry about running out of time.

  3. Rose H.

    How do I get a form to file for payment for acupuncture I will be starting next week?

  4. Rose H.

    How can I get form to send to get payment for acupuncture that I will be starting next week?

  5. Steve P.

    I applied yesterday for social security and made a mistake on my application. I would like to correct it if possible. Please contact me. Thanks

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Steve, thanks for using our blog. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  6. GARY V.

    NEED TO CHANGE THE BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER FOR THE DIRECT DEPOSIT OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK.

  7. Debra V.

    NEED TO CHANGE THE BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER FOR THE DIRECT DEPOSIT OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Debra, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to sign up or change your direct deposit. We hope this helps!

  8. Sharon T.

    After applying for retirement online my confirmation required I supply copies of documents. May I drop these at the local Enid, OK office or where do I mail these required documents?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Sharon, thanks for using our blog. To ensure you’re providing the correct documentation, you may want to call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  9. Pt

    Looking a d noticed this was not where I ask for forms/help

  10. PT D.

    I’m trying to apply for my mom SSI to supplement her social security…I’m just lost finding the forms ..can you email them to me please
    phyldavis@gmail.com

    • Vonda V.

      Hi PT, thanks for using our blog. To get SSI, you must be disabled, blind, or at least 65 years old and have “limited” income and resources. Check out our Understanding SSI web page for details.

      If you have additional questions, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator . The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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