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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

Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Mary E.

    I have tried to log into my account as I have gotten notice of changes by my emails but when I try to log in with the log in remembered in my computer and it tells me my name and password is not correct. Below on this form I clicked on the name blank and my computer filled in the correct name and email correctly- so do not know why I cannot log in to see new announcements I receive on line.

    • A.C.

      Hi, Mary. If you are still unable to access your account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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    Oppen my access account is not mean nothing for i have no benefits to check on myaccount!!!!

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  7. Frank A.

    The message center on our SSS online account should be a two-way communication so that we can email our concerns directly to SSA. Presently right now we can only read, we can not reply or send emails.

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  9. Mark A.

    How does this affect my disability at age 62 and 65?

    • tony

      Most of the fraudsters on disability claim they can’t leave their house. Creating and account let’s you manage your Social Security from home and you don’t have to go to the SSA office.

      • Marc

        And you would know this…how? From TV pundits and radio show hosts, politicians bent on ending Social Security and the gossip you see in online comment boards and nefarious websites, clearly. There’s so much more to applying for Social Security Disability insurance than just filling out a form online. It can’t be done entirely online for your information, just so you know.

    • A.C.

      Hi, Mark. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  10. Gildo

    I must insist, Why beneficiaries residing overseas cannot open an account? This appears to be discriminatory.

    • A.C.

      We are sorry for the inconvenience, Gildo. The my Social Security authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet. However, you do not need a U.S. address to access our website. Please contact your localFederal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this helps.

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