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Retire Today with Our Online Services

April 23, 2018 • By

Last Updated: July 30, 2021

Is retirement knocking at your door? Social Security makes your journey into retirement nice and easy.

You’ve worked hard all your life, and after going down your retirement list, now you’re finally ready to take that step. You verified your lifetime earnings were posted correctly with with  your personal my Social Security account. You used your account to get personalized retirement benefit estimates and determined this is the perfect time to retire. Seems like you’re all set, and we have great news for you. Our online services allow you to retire quickly and in style. You can retire online today in as little as 15 minutes!

Yes, Social Security is putting you in control with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere. During Financial Literacy Month, take control of your future and see what you can do online.


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  1. Linda P.

    I will be eligible for social security benefits when I turn 66 years old. I was born on 10/18/52. I NEED to continue working since I have a mortgage to pay and. Am single. What month do I start filling for social security benefits?

  2. Brenda J.

    I rec’d disability ssd now, what is retirement social security, will I need to apply I am no longer working, when I reach the age 65 in October 2018, will I have to report if I decide to work part time to social security. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks

  3. Arthur M.

    I live in Australia and my wife and I receive social security benefits and would like to use SS online and setup a MyAccount to do so. But…I read online at your site I cannot do so because we don’t have a US mail address. My question is, will you be setting up a site that will allow us to have a MyAccount in near future?
    This would certainly be helpful for us and other US retirees overseas! Thank you and I look forward to your reply, Arthur Krieger

    • Ray F.

      We are sorry for the inconvenience, Arthur. You’re right! 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!
      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact their local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to their Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. Thanks.

  4. Ellen S.

    I am planning on Retiring from a federal job after 20 years 3 years from January 2019. I have a previous retirement from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 30%. I realize both retirement programs will be factored into my social security amount I will receive monthly. How can I obtain a realistic estimate for a monthly payment in order to plan?

    • Ray F.

      Hi Ellen, our Retirement Estimator gives estimates of monthly Social Security benefits based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Also, we have a variety of calculators to help you plan for the future.
      In your case, our “Online Calculator (WEP Version)” may be useful. Thanks!

  5. GUADLUPE G.

    ILL RETIRED LOL FROM MY POSSTION EITHER WHEN YOU ARE NOT EHRE GOVERMEANT EMPLOYED SECURITY AMN SEEING WOMAN INSTED TOO RELEASED WE MOVED ON SLINGER SHOT

  6. GUADLUPE G.

    IAM LIVE OAK TREE IVE LOST BENEFITS FROM $544.00 2018YR IN 2017 YR AWARED $744.00 WERE ALL THE LEAVE EMPLYES OFF DAM YANKEES LOSTEM STILL HAVE TO TELL THE FEDERAL EMPLOYED AT FEDRAL SOCIAL SECURITY WOMAN TOO STAEDINNG AT ME GUADLUPE GARCIA SINGEL AND WITHDRAEWD FROM FIVE PM IVE BEEN AT 9AM MORRING ALL JUST SHAEDISH MY LIFE WITH EM RELASED ALL ARE IRRIODIACAL

  7. Raymond B.

    Do I have to do anything to start drawing my social security? My full retirement is May 29. 2018. Thanks for any information

    • Ray F.

      Hello Raymond. To receive your Social Security benefits, you must submit an application. There are different ways to apply for your benefits, including applying online.
      Our system is set up to take applications three months in advance. Remember that benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if you want your benefits to begin with the month of May, you will receive your first benefit payment in June. Please visit our Social Security Retirement Planner for more information.

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  8. shirley d.

    will you please unlock my social security page

    • Ray F.

      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!

  9. Kevin B.

    I think it would be best to go in person to my SS office.

  10. Jennifer D.

    I’m a civil service retiree. At 66, would I be able to collect social security as a survivor(widow) or on my record of paying social security from other jobs.
    If so, what documents would I have to bring.
    Can apptmts. be made.
    Thank you

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