70 thoughts on “See What You Can Do Online During National Social Security Month

  1. I tried to register myself and see my S.S. A/c but could not do so even after trying all the instructions I followed. Can somebody help me?

  2. How or where do I find out information about depositing my social security check (when I start receiving it) directly into my foreign account in Ireland.

    • Send a smoke signal to SSA main headquarters in Baltimore M.D. Once received they will send you a complementary smoke signal back ton confirm your change of address has been processed…………………….

  3. I haven’t been able to post an acceptable user name and
    password. I’ve tried several but none have been
    acceptable. Would appreciate help.
    Stanley Shryock

    • I is very picky! I ended up having to use the name of a favorite person with a few numbers for my username.
      It would not allow me to use any part of my name or email address.
      Good luck.

  4. Thank you so much for the information, I am 80 yr old a male…..I take home from SS 1109.00 per month if is hard to live on so little and still enjoy life, can you send more I could have a more lucritive life with a little more.
    thank you
    Robert Hill

    XXX XX 2375

    • Please , how I can get more from SSI
      because it is too small for me.
      my SS# is 6188. pls help me.
      Regards.

  5. I lost my security card and I cannot remember my password so I cannot access my account.

    Please help me!

  6. My spouse currently draws spousal benefits. Taxes have not been taken out of her checks for some reason. She would like Social Security to withhold her taxes. Does she need to come in in person to get that done or can she do that via her online account? I have been looking on the website and cannot find where that can be accomplished.

  7. Sir,
    Thank you so much for your informative statement.
    Some of the points which have been obscured
    for a long time have become clear right now.
    Respectfully,
    Nyi Nyi
    RFA Retired International Broadcaster.

  8. I have been told that i have to contact Social Security in order to get my husbands new Medicare card. I was told that we have to go to the Social Security office to change his address. Why? Why cant that be done by calling Medicare and they do that for us?

  9. Thank you for the info. Unfortunately, I dont have a US address, one of the requirements for having an online access, since I live in Israel at the present time.
    I have access to my Medicare records, and I find it so strange that I am deprived of access to my social securith record.
    Someone needs to look into this restrictive stepulation. There are no breaches whatsoever with my Medicare online account.
    How many Americans, like me, who live overseas yet ca not benefit fron online access?
    Please look into this matter and advise..
    Thank you,
    Fahmi A. Natour.

  10. I get my own S.S. but my husband passed away in January and I would like to know if I should make an appointment for possible higher S.S. payment through my husbands.

    • Barbara, we are very sorry for your loss. If you already receive benefits as a spouse, under your husband’s record, your benefit will automatically convert to widow’s benefits after we receive the report of death. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting the local Social Security office.

      If you are receiving retirement benefits on your own record, you can only apply for benefits as a widow if your retirement benefit amount is less than the benefits you would receive as a survivor.

      You cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online. If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit your local Social Security office.

  11. I am trying to get a replacment Card for my 18 year old daughter so she can get an ID but I dont have any picture identification of her. I have her birth certificate and Nv Medicaid card. What else do I need?

    • Hello, I also am trying to assist my son in getting a replacement card. Also have birthcerficate, medical (state issed Chip)ins card. He is not currently in school so no CURRENT identification. We were told by the Single employee of the Mckeesport office we need to have medical ins insurers, (Chip) print his DOB on his card. Desperately called Chip to request new card with DOB , Declined, stated never heard of such a request. Several phone calls , trips later he obtained school record an copy of old student Return to SS office , 3rd visit. Woman employee. Declined records we obtained.. My son in tears with desperation asked employee what else can he obtain or do..or provide ? She told him she is there to give information ONLY , NOT TO ASSIST HIM. Then rudely dismissed him. If you would kindly share any other items you know of or if had better luck. It would be SO APPRECIATED.

    • Hi Estelle. Because your daughter is 18 years old, she may be able to request a replacement card online. If she does not qualify to apply online, then she can apply by mail or visit her local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  12. I requested a statement from social security on my disability benefits (in person ) at the SS office. This was in October 2018. I was informed that I would receive the information by mail in 8 weeks. As of today I have not received that information. I have called, emailed and have my US Senator write. The statement that was sent to my senator was not the information i requested. This was communicated to SSA and as of today they have not providedt the corrected information.

  13. Is there anyone I can talk to about my SS benefit. I need to know if I should take early retirement or if I should wait.

    • Hi Karen. Please bear in mind that the decision on when to start receiving retirement benefits is a personal one. We can only provide you with the information to help you make the best choice according to your own situation. To help you decide, please take a look at this publication. We hope it will help with your decision. If you have specific questions, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and speak with one of our representatives. Thanks.

  14. I think I was hasty in grabbing my benefits before I quit working. Now I think the right thing to do is to suspend. Can I suspend online? Will my benefit increase when I resume collecting benefits? Is this a bad idea?

    • Hi Gary, thank you for your question. Depending on when you applied for your benefits, you may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and re-apply at a future date. However, if you change your mind 12 months or more after you became entitled to retirement benefits, you cannot withdraw your application. Also, keep in mind that you must repay all the benefits that you and your family received. For more information, go to our web page If You Change Your Mind. We hope this helps.

  15. I will be turning 65 July 30, 2019. Already on Social Security. Need to enroll in Medicare. Please advise.

    • Hi, Amy. First, realize that your husband may not need a replacement card. He will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if he’s eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents he will need to get a card, he can visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once he’s submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  16. I need a social security card for my daughter. I just joined the military and i ship out next Monday and don’t have time to come into the office. What’s the quickest way for me to get her card?

    • Hi, Kristan. Thanks for your question. Generally, when applying for a replacement Social Security card for a child under the age of 18, we consider the parent(s) or step-parent with custody, as the proper applicant. Remember that knowing their numbers is what is important. You will rarely need to show their cards, but if you need information on how to obtain a replacement Social Security card, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. You will need to present documents proving your identity, your children’s identities and citizenship status (if not already established), and evidence of your relationship to, or responsibility for, your children. Also keep in mind the submitted documents must be originals. You can use birth certificates to prove your children’s age or citizenship. But you cannot use it as proof of identity. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  17. How can I get my W-2 or 1099 so as to complete my 2018 tax return?

    Either I never received it in mail or it got misplaced after it arrived. I need the information to file my taxes and am overdue. Thanks, and Sorry for the hassle.

  18. Necesito la tarjeta dorada, tuve una válida por 8 meses cuando llegué a este país. Ahora con 65 años de nuevo me dieron el Medicaid pero aquella tarjeta está extraviada.

  19. Recently received a notice from SSA saying, “we need to talk to you about an important Social Security matter.” Cannot seem to find time to contact you during the week. Is it possible to let me know just what this important matter is about? There’s a BNC number on the notice 19T2193J95043-A .

    • Hi, Thomas. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community to continue to 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.

      • Ann Clifton,

        Can you give me direction on why a claim filed on 11/16/2018 has not been replied to by anyone in the SS system. I’ve called the 800 number and the local office. The agent who took the claim as not returned a single call to me as of this post. I even asked to speak to a supervisor and still no return call, no assistance what so ever.

  20. My full retirement age, 66 is on May 11, 2019. I plan to apply for my benefit online by 11 April. When will i receive my first disbursement?

  21. Hello, I also am trying to assist my son in getting a replacement card. Also have birthcerficate, medical (state issed Chip)ins card. He is not currently in school so no CURRENT identification. We were told by the Single employee of the Mckeesport office we need to have medical ins insurers, (Chip) print his DOB on his card. Desperately called Chip to request new card with DOB , Declined, stated never heard of such a request. Several phone calls , trips later he obtained school record an copy of old student Return to SS office , 3rd visit. Woman employee. Declined records we obtained.. My son in tears with desperation asked employee what else can he obtain or do..or provide ? She told him she is there to give information ONLY , NOT TO ASSIST HIM. Then rudely dismissed him. If you would kindly share any other items you know of or if had better luck. It would be SO APPRECIATED.

  22. Can one’s work history be accessed through the SSA system? If so how can a request for records be handled?

  23. myself aged 80years and my wife aged 69 years are U S Citizens since 2015 and have been living in Pleasanton ca 94588.we became us citizens through family sponserd through my daughter who has been living here since 1974. we are presently getting Medical and partB medicare benefits.we are now keen in getting SSI to meet our needs . we are from India and have not worked in US. my Wife is having knee problem and has to under go surgery also she underwent breast surgery for cancer. i am having high B P and Diabetic.
    Your valued advise will be highly appreciated.

  24. I will be 65 in August, Can I sign up on line for Medicare? I received a W-2 reflecting income for taxes in Jan? It’s not on SS statement. What should I do?

  25. I AM RETIRED AND RECEIVING SS BENIFITS, HOWEVER, I HAVE LOST MY SS CARD AND WOULD LIKE A REPLACEMENT. HOW DO I GO ABOUT OBTAINING A NEW CARD?

    • Hi, Judith. Thanks for your question. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  26. When my husband turned 65 he was automatically enrolled in part a and b for medicare. he dropped part b because he was using the Va facility for health and meds. Va is not reliable and he wants to sign up for part b again. When can he do that? He needs to see a local dr. and specialist. I can not make an account for him because they say we have the same address and will not sign him an account. He really needs the part b.

    • Hi, Lela. First, thanks to your husband for his service to our country. Typically, if he applies after age 65, he can sign up only during the general enrollment period (GEP).The GEP lasts from January 1 through March 31. Coverage would begin July 1. Most people who sign up for Part B during the GEP will have a 10 percent increase in monthly premiums for each 12-month period they did not enroll, but were eligible. For more information about Medicare, check out our publication here. For specific questions about his case, he can call 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and ask a representative to assist him, or he can contact his local office. We hope this helps.

  27. I’m on social security and dating for a while. They’re also on social security. We discussed marriage and need to know if either of our ss payments received will change if we do so. Also, need to know the pros and cons of 2 getting married after being on SS separately for a while,

  28. I’m just trying to get the form W4v and I don’t see where it says very simple…..just hit print and you have it???
    Can you send it to me or do is have to go to a Social Security Office? Can I get one at the library?
    Thanks,
    Debra Roland

  29. Why is it so difficult to find “Award Letter”. This is the second time in 18 months that I a have to obtain one and I am confused. This should not be so difficult. I search and do not locate it. Maybe it is staring me in the face, but it should just pop up easily.

    Thank you! N

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