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Plan for the Future. Manage the Present. Open or access your my Social Security account today!

October 8, 2019 • By

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" "my Social Security is your online gateway to Social Security. There’s never been a better time to open or access your my Social Security account. We’ve added several new features. These features include:

  • Getting retirement benefit estimates based on your selected date or age to begin receiving benefits with retirement estimates for ages 62, Full Retirement Age (FRA), and the user can also input expected future income for inclusion in the estimate.
  • The new Representative Payee Portal lets representative payees conduct their own business or manage direct deposit, wage reporting, and annual reporting for their beneficiaries.
  • The Message Center in all my Social Security accounts now allows you to opt out of getting agency notices by mail that are available online. This includes annual cost-of-living adjustments and the income-related monthly adjustment amount benefit rate increases notices.

my Social Security account holders will still be able to request a replacement Social Security card, check the status of their Social Security application, set up or change direct deposit information, get a proof of income letter, change their address, and more.

Plan for your future and manage your present with a my Social Security account today!

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Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. jamaimacyrus

    I think not only employees, but also all these online writers like dissertation introduction writers, assignment writers, and essay writers deserve retirement benefits. These people work for students more than the students do for themselves. They are all heroes of this generation!

  2. Wilma L.

    I have been getting my information from Sovial security on paper through the mail I had a text message to go online to the message center because I had an important message In the “message center” I went through all the steps to get online to look at the message center Now I have a message that I will no longer get mailed reports etc I have to get everything online
    I fell for the text message telling me I had to sign up or go through a lot of paper to state I want my info to be mailed to me.
    Lol isn’t there anyway I can keep getting my info mailed to me without having to go through a hi

    • Vonda

      Hi Wilma, thanks for checking in with us. My Social Security account holders that chose to receive alerts via text will receive a text when there’s a new notice in their Message Center. Starting in early December, those that chose text alerts will receive a text from Social Security regarding the Social Security 2021 COLA notice. You can securely view and save the Social Security COLA notice without waiting for the mailed notice.

      If you would like to change how you are notified, choose email or text or both in the “Notification Preference” section and select “Save” to be notified whenever there is a new message in Message Center. If you would like to change how you receive notices, go to the “Communication Preference” section.

  3. Joyce A.

    Hi, I’ve been try to get into my SS account and I’ve forgotten my user name and password. I’ve tried setting up a new account but a popup states that I already have an account. I’ve tried calling SS but have been put on hold many times until my phone goes dead. What do I need to do? Thank you.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Joyce, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to retrieve or change your username and password. If you still experience difficulties, 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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