542 thoughts on “See What You Can Do Online!

  1. Applied for replacement SS card over a month ago.
    To this date, I’ve yet to receive it.
    I went on line to apply…message states I enter an incorrect SS#….the same # I’ve had over forty years.
    I need the replacement card immediately for employment purposes.

    What more should I do?

    • My personal experience is to just go to the closest branch BUT call first or check online which documents you need to bring with you for proof to receive a replacement card! I haven’t had luck with this process other than going in (which can be a pain when your disabled and need to coordinate rides and help). Best luck to you!

  2. Could someone please contact me at my work address so that I can retire on line since I have had issues getting in to SSI to do this from my GOV computer being blocked. I can be reached at 724-794-5612 X 5132 or by e-mail at: debra.ritzert@nbib.gov

    • I myself encountered a scenario relatively close as the one you describe.
      It took quite a bit of effort and frustration to accomplish this, but the determination and persistence shall prevail in the “scope” of thing’s!
      Good luck!

      Also, a proper Thank you is being extended to the parties collectively for all their assistance in getting this accomplished!!

      HAPPY MONDAY!

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  3. I receive disability social security, what is the retirement social security? and will my social security be turned into my retirement at some point? and what age will it?

    • I have a new mailing address and a new email address I need to change, plus I would like to have more taxes taken out of my check.

  4. Is it possible to receive my Social Security Money in the middle of each month, instead of the first part?

  5. Where do I find out about additional Social Security benefits because of active duty military service from July 5 ,1956 until July 1, 1960 ?

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  6. I’m trying to open my SSA Account online using my correct ssn # !!! I keep getting rejected. What would be the reason for this? I do have a security alert at all credit bureaus. Is this the reason? I previously had one n could enter with no problem. No code was provided for me. Tku.

    • Call SSA directly. Even if you have to hold for an hour or more they can resolve this. I had it happen too. Or go to a local SSA office. Ck online for best days/times to go as they do differ and are closed half day certain day of week.

    • Go to you local SS office they can set up a temporary password for you. This will give you a chance to rest you password. Hope this helps. Good luck & God bless.

  7. I’m 82 years old and are unable to be employed for ealth reasons. It would be a GREAT convenience to have an email sent me if anyone tries to use my SSN for any reason. Please advise me if that’s a possibility.

    Thank you.

  8. When will you do something to the system to allow access for US citizens receiving SS benefits but do not have a permanent US address?
    Please look into this matter. Thank you.
    FAHMI NATOUR.

  9. Yes I would like to find out why after 10 years of being on disability for degenerative disc disease that since I turned 66 I am no longer eligible for disability and was put on regular retirement which is cutting my only source of income by almost $200 a month it doesn’t seem right and I would like to see about appealing it please let me know

  10. My wife has been having big trouble opening an Acctt on line. Your response keeps saying call us by phone and when we call we are asked to wait for an hour or more which is not practical. Why cant SSA get our phone # and call back after that one or even more hours ??

    Iqbal Chaudhry
    631 413 9480

  11. Dear Social Security, I live in Thailand and I would like to have an online SS account. Earlier that wasn’t possible. Has the situation changed? If not please change to allow retired persons living outside of the USA to have an account. Thanks very much!

    • We are sorry for the inconvenience, Richard. 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. Please contact your local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to your Social Security benefits.

  12. Please send me my 2017 Social Security 1099.
    The DMV requires an original 1099, not a copy, and I need to get my special drivers license renewal. They won’t issue it with a copy. They require the original 1099. Please send it to me as soon as possible.
    Eleanor Lapin
    2020 Biloxi Pass
    Henderson, NV 89052

  13. Hello, I have gotten a social security card but it had been lost and I do not remember the number. How can I obtain back the number or the card?

    Regards
    PJ

  14. It’s wonderful to know we can do so many things online to update our Social Security information and apply for programs. I’ve been on Social Security Disability for over 20 years and this change makes a huge difference and saves time!

  15. A long time coming but so nice to see the progress being made on a most important project. Keep up the good work! Good luck and God speed 😀😃😉

    • Thank you, Vic! We’re pleased we can help. We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come.

    • Open a personal my Social Security account. If you are unable to open a my Social Security account, you can still call 1-800-772-1213 to check your claim status by using our automated system using the confirmation number you received when you filed your claim. We hope this helps.

  16. I thought there would be an increase in my SS when the tax bill passed but mine is exactly the same as last year. My retirement from civil service changed. I’m a so called double dipper so every penny counts. My husband was retired military but I get nothing from his retirement except SS. I retired from civil service. Why was my income not affected?

    • Hi Edna. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

    • We are sorry for your loss, Joyce. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to the local Social Security office. However, you may report the death of your mom’s passing by calling 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      Also, if your mother was receiving her payments through direct deposit, the bank usually returns Social Security payments after they receive the report of death.
      Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due. For example, if the person dies in February, you must return the benefit paid in March. Thanks.

  17. I am in process of obtaining my deceased husbands SS benefits I live in AZ I did speak with a Keneisha out of Denver office and took my Marriage Certificate in so they could scan into your system and then she stated she now needs the Divorce Decree which I will be taking up this Friday to my SS office is there anything else I need so get this going?

    • Hello Sandra. We do not have access to personal information in this blog, therefore, we cannot accurately provide an answer for your question. Please continue working with your local office. Also our representatives at our toll free number may be able to assist you. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

    • 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. Please contact your local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to your Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.
      In your case, you can also use the Canadian Service Area Directory to determine which Resident Office is near you. We hope this helps!

    • Hello Janie. Our system is set up to take applications three months in advance. However, you cannot apply for survivors benefits online. If you need to 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 contact your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone. Thanks!

  18. Dear Jim Borland , Acting Deputy Commissioner For Communication .

    Entitlement for action in detail of this notice the adhered request in Confirmation of the administration of Social Security New York New Burgh . On January 2012 I was sent comment in reference entitlement decision in the AIMS purposed disability Claim injunction the applied law base on Medical history . Before the judgement there up-sided arrange denial in the state normal position after matter of Raping . The discovery of other Medical claim in term of current life termination compose the full ability to omission social functional schedule. Detail and arrangement have addition to every aspect in administration has direct in capital ability foundation of disability with in Current omission in doctor Care . The on going abide wait is now actual eight years and currently ongoing and ENT administration review ,which is complete body cat Scan with lab examination for exposed Medical records . In my own inquire requested suggestion from the New York New Burgh disabilities office was review of the case as notify and dismissal for review of Medical history because the reference is still in motion classify in the normal requirements. Communication from the automatic reference of corresponding suggested that decision where still in referred to the Commissioners decision . I am inquiring for any type of compliance in my Case because all detail and direction applies to the obligation written on January 2012. The office in Newburgh New York has operated full benefits . Provided the last comment to Communication medical state know the conclusion of side effects are in meres completely know and there is now reference communication to authority the Social Security administration to actual account this waiting time in the matter journey presently . Could the Commissioner please review my Social Security Case and the current matter because the record state is in the element right now . My Telephone (845) 764-3132 address 29-33 Center Street Middletown New York 10940 room 12 . ‘
    Sincerely
    Thank You

  19. my sons friend who is about to be 18 in july lives with us. his mother passed away when he was 5. his father gets his survivors check and does not use it for the child at all. is there any way this young man can get his check? his father spends it on himself even though he is remarried

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  21. My 66 year birthday is September 10,2018 when should I put in for my retirement,the end of August or the end of September?.

  22. My wife just turned 64 1/2. I was told that she has to register with social security as to notify SS that she plans to receive benefits once she gets 67yrs old. It’s this true?

    • Hello Lonnie, our system is set up to take applications for benefits three months in advance.
      We recommend that individuals within three months of age 65 or older and not ready to start their monthly (cash) retirement benefits sign up for Medicare -ONLY- and apply for their retirement benefits at a later date.
      Please visit our Social Security Retirement Planner for more information.

  23. My daughter receives SSD. SSA withheld $17,000 for attorneys fees, almost one year ago. We have tried with letters, calls, the attorney called from ODAR and they keep stalling not to return her money.. They know the attorney was fired plus he never filed the petition for fees. Now they tell us to wait for the Payment Center to contact her. How do we get the funds she is entitled to? My daughter was diagnosed with mental illness.

    • Hi Lori. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.
      Also, you can write to us or send us an email message. Thanks!

  24. I need a new Social Security card. I live in NJ. Can I get a new card by an online request or by mailing a form in ?

  25. Dear Sir:
    Please, help me immediately to investigate to this issue as soon as possible because it have happened again on 4/18/2018 still incorrect benefit direct deposit on my checking account at Wells Fargo Bank online. It is $750.00 instead of $787.00 monthly from SSA.

    Date: April 20, 2018
    Tom N.Nguyen
    S/S *** – ** – ***
    3241 Neveda Ave
    Elmonte, CA 91731
    (626)226-3574
    Email: tomnguyen99@gmail.com
    Subject: “ Incorrect benefit direct deposit “
    Dear Sir:
    There is an issue has been happened while SSA direct deposit my benefit to my checking account at Wells Fargo Bank on March 21, 2018, it is incorrect with amount $750.00 instead of $787.00 monthly.
    Therefore, I request you investigate to this issue. I would appreciate your consideration.

    Best Regards,

    Tom N.Nguyen
    -Enclosed email from customer service of WELLS
    Subject: Re: Transfer and deposit questions (KMM64672494V41314L0KM)
    From:Customer Service
    03/27/2018 02:02 AM
    Contact Us
    Dear Tam Nguyen:
    I understand your concern regarding a direct deposit.
    Thank you for contacting Wells Fargo. My name is Sai Tanuj, and I
    appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns.

    I realize how concerning it is when your deposit posted incorrectly.

    I reviewed your account number ending in 6366 and our records show that
    a direct deposit has been posted in the amount of $750.00 on 03/21/2018.
    Please contact the Social Security Administration for more information
    about the direct deposit you were expecting.
    If you have any further questions, please reply to this email or call us
    anytime at 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557).

    Thank you. We appreciate your business.
    Wells Fargo
    Sincerely,
    Sai Tanuj P.

  26. I have previously created an account, however now when I sign in the message is no account create a new one. I create a new one and it tells me I have an account, then directs me to a page to log in with a message that I do not have an account and I should create a new one. This is a circle with no end – what do I do?

    • I have the same problem several times.
      I had to go into a local ss office show my identy (lisc) and they corrected it and gave me temp pw then i had to go in to redo to a pw I choose. I wrote a message on their survey. it is a problem glitch i’m not happy about either.
      ps any time you create a new pword you will see the expir. date- you must create a new pw before it expires.

  27. I tried for years to get back on line with out any success, I was told by SSA personnel if you do not use site often enough they drop your ability to gain access. Seems counterproductive to me, i thought idea was to reduce call ins and people at local offices?

  28. Why can’t I view my statement 24 hours/day? I just tried logging into my account and a window pops up saying the service isn’t offered at this time and that I need to try again during your “service hours”.
    What is the point of having on-line access if I can’t access it any time I want? Like at 10:35pm west coast time on a Sunday?

  29. Can you file a power of attorney with Social Security online? If not, what is the easiest way to accomplish this task?

    Thanks,
    F. Betanzos

  30. My dad is getting very frustrated just trying to schedule an appointment because of the long wait times on the phone. He left a message and didn’t get a response. If he goes in person, can someone schedule an appointment for him?

  31. A quien corresponda, soy chilena e italiana . Creo que usaron mi número de social Security el cual no recuerdo. Perdí la tarjeta. Además pienso que no he pagado impuestos y no sé cómo averiguar sin el número de social Security. Espero vuestra ayuda.

    Atentamente Lidia Rodríguez

  32. My husband is at retirement age, he still works full time. Someone told me I can get social security from him working, not his ss monies. Can someone tell me about this. I will be 60 in 2 months. Not sure if my age matters He lives in another state.

    • Hi Kathy, even if you have never worked under Social Security, you may be able to get spouse’s retirement benefits if you are at least 62 years of age and your spouse is receiving retirement or disability benefits.
      Hope this information helps!

  33. My name is Hattie H. Thompson Small and I am 84 years old. In 1994 I suffered a major stroke and could no longer work. At the time when I suffered the stroke, I was working for The Department of education in Washington, D.C., though I had not earned enough quarters in order to qualify for social security disability. I’ve tried numerous times, applying for social security benefits, though I’m always told, I do not have enough quarters in order to qualify for social security payments. A large portion of my life I’d lived on the farm in Rock Hill, S.C. where I did not pay social security. I’ve tried with getting a portion of my husband’s social security benefits payments but I wasn’t allowed to do so. I’ve visited the social security office numerous time, but to no avail. I desperately need some help. Please contact me by mail or by telephone at: 1660 40th Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20020, telephone: (202) 575-4083. Many thanks, Hattie H. Thompson Small.

    • Hello Hattie, some individuals may be eligible to receive social services from the state in which they live. These services include Medicaid, free meals, housekeeping help, transportation or help with other problems. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services or welfare office. Or you can visit the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services web page for more information.
      We hope this information helps!

    • Hello Jean. Any of our representatives will be able to review your record and verify your payment information. You may also contact us and request a review of your records. You may not even have to travel to the local Social Security office, you can write to us, or you can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Our representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  34. I give my personal information on line and current address and you still will not accept pletting me go on line what is blocking this

    • Hello Nick. 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!

  35. Where on the website to I apply for my ex husbands social security. He already receives SSI because he’s 69. I’m 65 and would like to apply for my portion since we were married for 17 years. Can I do this online or do I need to make an appointment in person?

  36. I tried logging in and it would not let me create an account, it asked for my social security # and date of birth but said I could not be found. I am trying to get a copy of my award letter from 2009.

    • Hello Deborah, for assistance with your my Social Security account, please call our dedicated my Social Security-Hotline. To reach this hotline, call 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!

  37. I completed my Social Security Benefits application online. But when I want to submit it, I couldn’t find any button to do it. Can someone instruct me how to submit it?
    Thanks!

    • Thank you for using our blog, Weilong. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives at our toll-free number are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. They can assist you with your application online. Generally, it’s best if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Thanks!

  38. Apparently, even though I have never created an account for myself there is one for me that I cannot get into with my ACTUAL information. My email address isn’t wrong, there is not a way to fuck up my ssn i’ve had it memorized since I was 17 and I think I would know my own birthday so how is it possible that there is an account in my name but my information doesn’t work?

    • 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.

    • Please contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  39. I will be 65 in August and I’m on SSI at present. Do I need to do anything to apply for Medicare or will my benefits update automatically?

    • Hello Alana. If you are unable to access 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!

  40. I’m already on SS Disability. My question is related to Medicaid. I’ve applied a few times & not sure if I was ever approved. Can you help me? Thanks.

  41. How can I get a statement of the total I and or my employers paid into Social Security in my account over the last 60 years?

    • Hi Brenda, we prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity to replace your Social Security card. If you do not have one or you cannot get one within a reasonable amount of time, we may be able to use other documents such as:
      •Employee identification card;
      •School identification card;
      •Health insurance card; or
      •U.S. military identification card.
      Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      Also, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your 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” web page.
      We hope this information helps!

    • Hello Margaret. 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!

  42. desde el año 2012 solicite se retire mi Medicaire, porque me estaban retirando dinero de mi jubilacion, si bien en 3 oportunidades, me devolvieron algo, al mes siguiente volvian a retirarlo de la jubilacion, hice intervenir a la Embajada de Estados Unidos, y dejaron de retirarmelo , pero quiero se me restituya el dinero que por años me retiraron, en razon de que lo que estoy cobrando es minimo y ese dinero me hace falta para vivbir y pagar medicinas en mi pais. Argentina.
    Ruego a ustedes verifiquen lo que me deben ya que ultimamente retirabvan u$s 132.- mensuales. Quedo en espera de sus noticias, Estare viajando para Noviembre de este año. Desde ya agradecida, los saluda atentamente.

  43. I got a call form your office. I just wanted to know if it is true that you can call a person & let him know that his s,s# was compromise??

    • Hello Nancy. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  44. This is Arrilla W. Bell. I do want to keep in touch with you all. I am so glad you all have my email on record. I am going to unsubscribe now. I will try to get the app to report my wages. I am not good on the apps on android phone like mine. But I will try. I have no need for the Digest. Soon I will unsubscribe.

  45. I hope to be able to change our checking account which our SSI checks are currently deposited. We are switching banks due to the fees of our current bank.

    • Hi Lynn. Thanks for the question. If you’re receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can start or update your direct deposit information by using your personal my Social Security account. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information. If receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or unable to conduct business online, you can start or update your direct deposit by contacting the bank, credit union, or savings and loan association or by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Just as a reminder, you may only change your own information. You cannot change anyone else’s information without their consent. We hope this helps.

  46. You should have our current address since we moved to Virginia in 2015. It is

    William T. Drennan
    PO Box 415
    Daleville, Virginia 24083

    • Hello Mary. To check the status of your new Medicare card click here. You may call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Thanks!

  47. It is really inaccurate to say we can see our social security estimate on line when you actually DON’T always show it. I am currently NOT receiving my benefits, I AM receiving survivor benefits. But I can’t see what my benefits will be on my own social security either if I claim it at 66 or if I claim it at 70. Your site actually is not very helpful – which is sad because in-person help is difficult at best.

  48. I have not received my new card yet,address has not changed in 7 years.
    XXXX Whitsett Avenue
    Hollywood, ca 91606

    • Hello William. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you properly at this time. You need to speak to one of our agents to discuss the “change of status” you mentioned.
      If you’re referring to the new Medicare card, you can check the status of your card by visiting http://www.Medicare.gov. If you need to get a replacement Medicare card, click here.
      For further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day. We hope this helps!

  49. I have still not received my new SS card, even though I called earlier.
    My street address is: XXXXX, Burney, Ca. 96013.
    My other address is: P. O. Box 355, Burney, CA. 96013. My phone number is: 530-335-3978 Please let me know my status or if I need to give other info.

    • Hello Joseph. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you in this matter. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

  50. My mother, Barbara Mae Johnson, passed away a month ago, I was POA, my brother Executor, he has cancer, so yesterday I became Executor for my dad. Can I ask what needs to be done so that it is recorded she has passed and for payments to her account stopped? I have the death certificates and the Codicil to their will.

    Thank You,

    Judy Martin

  51. I am attempting to change my social security address and have tried by phone at least 5 times without success after waiting on HOLD for over an hour and then was simply hung up upon, so I attempted now to do it online. When I clicked on change of address online, absolutely nothing happened. What do I have to do to accomplish what should be a very minor task??

    • We are sorry to hear you’re having difficulties trying to change your address, Rita. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      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!

    • Hello Mary. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

  52. I have been trying to access my social security information for over a year now. I come here from time to time when I receive an email and try to log into my account I am then told there is no account and to create one. So I attempt o creat another and I am told an account already exists. 216-703-5556 please have someone contact me to resolve my issue as I would really like to work toward online access. srebeccaj2@hotmail.com. Respectfully, SRS

    • We apologize for the inconveniences, Sadie. If you are still having trouble creating or accessing your account, please call our dedicated my Social Security-Hotline. To reach this hotline, call 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”. Sometimes, it may be best to contact your local Social Security office. Thanks.

    • Hello Wanda. 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!

    • Hi James. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

  53. I find these user friendly Social Security web pages difficult…. I only want to update my status I have tried many times to change and to somehow contact someone I can not figure any of this out….

    • We are sorry to hear you’re having difficulties updating your status. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  54. How do I go about applying for my ex husband’s social security benefits? I have not remarried and was told I could collect some of his social security. Please inform.
    THANK you

    • If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.
      You cannot apply for survivors benefits online. If you need to 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. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone. Thanks!

  55. Before Trump stole the presidency, I was of the opinion that the former GOP, Grand Old Party, was in a death spiral and would become what I heard on NPR, a regional old White persons’ party. It is pushing away women, immigrants, minorities. Now ‘Rockefeller Republicans’ are unwelcome in the small tent which only wants born again bigots, white racists, and the white hoods. It is strange the white gay men have considered the Republican Party theirs, because they are upper class and have their rights. Now hermafrodites who make up 2% of babies born, those who are sexually ambiguous, are being attacked. In the past 37% were registered and held 47% of elected offices. Now it is shrinking below 30% and the congress is spineless which may put the icing on the cake. It appears the nation will go the way of California with Republicans unable to hold a state office and in the legislator face a super majority by the Democrats. Republicans saying ‘Democrat’ Party insult their opposition. With Trump he raised the swamp by bringing it into the West Wing. I am an economic conservative and a social liberal. There are conservative solutions to housing, bring those with HUD housing, into the middle class with a change in the program with ‘NO EXTRA COST TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET’. Conservative economic theories not compromised by profiteers work. You will see a big budget movie thats a coming of age action adventure story of the 21st Century Cowboys and Indians’ movie that shows how redeveloping South Central has 4 square miles redeveloped with the 70 odd thousand existing residents kept with schools, hospital, parol and probation offices on location, locals trained to fill from part to full time jobs at living wages of $20 per hour. As may be surmised, I am a successful writer but I won’t lie for anyone. Words are powerful for those who have the power to put them together that makes sense to those with closed minds. Switching enemies to friends and supporters is possible by not being vindictive, but supportive of those who have known no better. Showing them their self interest and not abandoning them is refreshing and takes time to build a loyal team or employees or volunteers. If whoever reads this, great writers, earn great amounts for their ‘work product’! I wish you well if you are one of the good people. BTW, the earth will never be overcrowded with the ‘good ones’! The world alway has too many takers, dishonest, and liars. The Democratic party should fall with the young voters taking the place of us old dying off generation.

  56. I would like to change my direct deposit SASfunds from my old bank to my new credit union. How do I get started to accomplish that?

  57. I would like to change my direct deposit, for my monthly check, from my old bank to my new credit union. How do I accomplish that?

    • Hi Michael. Thanks for the question. If you’re receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can start or update your direct deposit information in by using your personal my Social Security account. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information. If receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or unable to conduct business online, you can start or update your direct deposit by contacting the bank, credit union, or savings and loan association or by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

  58. Please confirm my appointment for retirement interview at the Montgomery office for Social Security. I believe it is Sept.17 at 2 pm. Thanks Sanfra Bunke

    • Hello Eiji. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal information in this venue. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

  59. Hello. I am trying desperately to contact a Social Security representative to setup payments. I owe the SSA and would like to make good on my debt. I just started a position but am in training M-F, 8 am-5 pm, EST. This makes it impossible for me to telephone the SSA during normal business hours of operation. I will be paid September 7 and can start making monthly payments of $50 at that time. I will check my email in hopes you have messaged back with approval, lbrady0908@sbcglobal.net. If you need to speak to me, please feel free to call my cell, 330-605-5421. I notified my supervisor that if the SSA would call I would have to step out of the training room to take the call. The only time this would not be possible is if the call came during the middle of an assessment. In that event, please leave a detailed messaged and I will return your call as soon as I can. Thank you for your immediate attention.
    I apologize in advance for not leaving my social security number but I do not feel secure about sending my email online. Thank you.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Lori. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.
      We do not do direct messaging in this venue.
      To request “partial withholding of your benefits” to repay the overpayment, you will have to contact your local office as soon as possible or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email.

  60. Received this message regarding my new S.S. card…my address on file is still the same..Ballary G Branstetter
    P.O. Box 90
    Vinita, Oklahoma 74301
    Contact # 918.264.9386

    • Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.
      Just a reminder
      – We do not have access to personal information in this venue. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

    • Hello Lavona. If you’re referring to the new Medicare card. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.
      To check the status of your new card, or for more information about the new Medicare cards, visit Medicare.gov/NewCard. Thanks!

  61. I have not received my new Medicare card. My address is
    3 Lakeside Court, Duluth, MN 55804. When I call I get very long wait times.

    • Hello Mary. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.
      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

    • Hi Anna. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. If you need to update your address, you can use your personal my Social Security account.

      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

  62. I have not received my new Medicare card because you do not have my new address. My address is: 4251 Limestone Trace, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. My old address was 3026 Pebble Brook Court, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

  63. I have not received my new Medicare card because you do not have my new address. My address is: Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. My old address was Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. My birth date is: April 4, 1947

  64. Good afternoon , I was informed to keep reciepts for everything I spend my money on , but this is becoming a burden . Was I informed correctly ? Your timely response would be appreciated . Have a great weekend .

  65. Good afternoon , I was informed to keep reciepts for everything I spend my money on , but this is becoming a burden . Was I informed correctly ? Your timely response would be appreciated . Have a great weekend .

    • Hi Thomas. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:

      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

      Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels.

  66. Is there a way to schedule an appointment with someone to go over signing up for Medicare due to retirement age? Or do we just come in and do the number system and wait to speak at those windows?

    • Hi Vilardo, thanks for using our blog. Glad to hear you have already created a my Social Security account. For your security, we do not have access to your information in this venue.

      If you need assistance with your 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.

      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communication personal information via email.

  67. Need to change my account it’s closed and return my pension.
    Dear Sir

    I have closed my present bank account with.

    First National Bank of PA.
    Rudolf H. Hoffmann
    Acc: XXXXXX
    Rt: 043318092

    From to day you need to use my new account see below.

    Bank Address: Account Holder Address:
    Scotia-bank Jamaica R. Hoffmann
    Montego Bay, St. James. Jamaica, W.I. Hanover, Jamaica, W.I.
    1-888-472-6842. 1-876-443-2675

    Beneficiary Bank: Scotia Bank Jamaica
    Beneficiary Bank: SWIFT CODE: NOSCJMKN
    US Correspondent Bank: Bank Of America
    701 Brickell Ave.
    Miami, Florida.
    US Corrependent Swift:
    Routing/ABA:
    Please confirm the change of account.

    • Hello Rudolf. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot update your direct deposit information. If you live outside the United States, in a country where we can send payments, you can use direct deposit to a U.S. financial institution or a financial institution in any country that has an international direct deposit agreement.
      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact their nearest Federal Benefits Unit for assistance with their Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email. Thanks!

    • Margie, thank you for the question. For your security, we do not have access to your information in this venue. To inquire about whether or not you’ve already filed for retirement benefits, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact your local Social Security office.

  68. I have either accidentally shredded or misplaced my mom’s payee report I need to fill out. I need a new report please? How do I get another copy of this report? I can’t do the online without it.
    Thank you!

    • Hello Janice. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

    • Hi Linda, thank you for using our blog. Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. If you need to update your address, you can use your personal my Social Security account.

      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

  69. How can I change the bank in which y monthly social security check is deposited? Is there a form I need to fill out, a portal site that I need to go to, or a phone number that I should call?

    • Hi Becky. Thanks for the question. If you’re receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can start or update your direct deposit information by using your personal my Social Security account.

      If receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or unable to conduct business online, you can start or update your direct deposit by contacting the bank, credit union, or savings and loan association or by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

      See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information.

  70. My husband and I have not yet received our new Medicare cards. It is possible you do not have our current address. We moved in May of 2017.
    NEW ADDRESS:
    Westbrook, ME 04092

    • Hi Rosa, thank you for your question. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. If you need to update your address, you can use your personal my Social Security account.

      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

    • Hi John, thank you for your question. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. If you need to update your address, you can use your personal my Social Security account.

      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state.

      Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

  71. Hello, my name is Carol Sullivan-Manne. I have recently re-married Richard Manne. We have our social security updated on your records but need to change our direct deposit information. Do I need some kind of form to submit? Is this something I can do on line?
    Thank you

  72. I have been on hold for an hour and I just want to know if I need to make an appointment to go to the office. something should be done about the wait time for minimal questions.

  73. My husband and I added our daughter’s name to our checking account. We were told by the bank that we had to open a new checking account which we did.
    Everything remained the same, except the account numbers on the new checking account. Presently, our Social Security is deposited directly in our checking account, how do I make these changes with SS to change the bank account numbers on our SS direct deposit. Do I send a VOID new check or what?

  74. I need a replacement SS 1099 to file taxes for my father who passed away Dec. 25, 2017 Tried to retrieve on line with no luck What do I need to do or who do I need to contact in order to get a copy of last years 1099
    Thank you

    • We’re sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Sharon. In certain cases, we may disclose SSA-1099 information from the record of a deceased person, only to a survivor of the deceased and only if we are able to establish the relationship of the survivor to the deceased based on SSA records.
      You will need to go into the local Social Security office with proper identification and supporting documents to make a request for a replacement SSA-1099.
      We hope this information helps!

  75. the telephone answering system in cold. and does not work. the voice recognition software is below par… Was never able to get any type of assistance…

  76. I need to change mailing address for my decease sister so that any tax forms go to my address as trustee of her estate.
    I was told I had to come into an office to to this, even thought I had already done it once, but recently moved

  77. We have decided to do quite a bit of traveling. How do I get my new Medicare Card.

    Is it possible to have it mailed to where we are for right now?

  78. Hello, My mother recently passed away and I was curious if there is anything I need to report to Social Security.
    Thanks

    • We are sorry for your loss, Erin. Usually, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting their local Social Security office. However, you may -also- report the death of your mom or verify the information was reported by calling 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      To be eligible for a Social Security benefit payment, a person has to live throughout the entire month. If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, you must return the benefit received for the month of death or any later months. Keep in mind that Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due. For example, if the person dies in October, you must return the benefit paid in November. Thank you.

  79. I’ve not received my new Medicare Card because it was sent to an old address. When I tried to change my address online I was blocked electronically. When I called Medicare they told me to change my address thru Social Security and then call them back. I’m starting to feel I’m in a carousel that won’t stop.. my old addresses were 1004 Courtyard West Newport 28557, and 1922 Cedar Creek Road, Fayeteville NC 28323. My current address is 410 Taipei Court Apt 83B, Fayeteville NC 28303. My latest phone number is 910-920-7779. Can you please help me so I can get my new Social Security number??

    • We are sorry for the inconvenience, Antonio. 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.
      If unable to change your address online, you will need to contact us. When calling our toll free number (1-800-772-1213), you will experience a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  80. Can I send my requested documents via email to you, if so where. A Mr McCall with the camp springs office left a message on my phone requesting documents. He didn’t leave his number just the open line and the wait is over an hour told time. Can I email the documents needed?

    • Hello LaTonia, please allow some more time for our employee to contact you again. We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not do direct messaging in this venue.
      We have referred your inquiry to our Operations staff for follow up.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    • Hello Kenneth. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.
      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. Medicare will send you an email when cards start mailing in your state. Thanks!

  81. My wife and my Medicare cards were returned marked undeliverable. The address was misspelled. Address should be Parkway, but reads North Ft Myers, Fl. 33903. Pkwy works also. Could you correct please and have Medicare resend them. Thank you.. William and Linda Batty.

    • Hello Frances. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      After you update your address on your record, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page, 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. We hope this information helps!

  82. My present Medicare card is worn out and does not list my complete name as it apears in my Social Security card and in my valid US passport.

    • Hello Angela. Your name in the Medicare card should match the name on your Social Security benefit record and Social Security card. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Or visit your local Social Security office. Thanks.

  83. My present Medicare card is worn out and does not list my complete name as it appears in my Social Security and US passport: Angela Reineke Sobrino.

    • Hello Angela. Your name in the Medicare card should match the name on your Social Security benefit record and Social Security card. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Or visit your local Social Security office. Thanks.

  84. I am trying to report an unknown SS payment that was deposited into my checking account on November 1, 2018. Can someone please call me at 850-916-4879.

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  85. You state that I can review the status of an appeal on my Social Security online, but I cannot locate where I go once on my account to do this. I submitted a reconsideration on 4 November and received a confirmation email from you on the same day. Please help.

  86. current address of Ruth Alley Bradshaw ss# — — 6567
    is 7338 South 2172 West West Jordan, UT 84084

    I have not received my new medicare card yet. Thanks Ruth Bradshaw

    • Hi Ruth, thank you for your question. Medicare will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do. If you need to update your address, you can use your personal my Social Security account.

      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

      Visit Medicare.gov/NewCard for more details.

      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email.

  87. I never received the new medicare card.
    We sold the house you sent it to.
    My address is 906 Cove Pointe Place, Vero Beach, Florida 32963.
    Can you resend it to me?
    Carole Kaplan

    Phone: -7227
    Mobile: 8281

  88. Does death certificate provide adequate notification to Social Security? I cannot find other information on how to notify of parent’s death.

    • Hello Gaile. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot provide assistance at this time. One of our representatives should be able to help you. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

    • Hello Joan. If you’re referring to the new Medicare cards, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will automatically mail your new card to the address you have on file with Social Security. As long as your address is up to date, there’s nothing you need to do.
      Mailing millions of Medicare cards takes some time, so you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.
      For more information and to check the status of your new card, visit Medicare.gov/NewCard. Thanks!

  89. I have a new bank checking account and need to have a check direct deposited to my account because I need to have it direct deposited.

    • Hi Janice. Thanks for the question. If you’re receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can start or update your direct deposit information by using your personal my Social Security account.

      If receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or unable to conduct business online, you can start or update your direct deposit by contacting the bank, credit union, or savings and loan association or by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

      See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information.

  90. I cannot find anything showing me how to put in a change of address with Social Security online. I need to make sure I receive all my mail from social security.
    please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thank You

  91. I have been trying to apply online for over a week and all I get is the application cannot be processed at this time.

  92. Karen cook stop account takeover fraud block access and accessed open government and business and it’s tax w2 1099 form stop account takeover fraud identity thieves report stolen unauthorized transaction endpoint global endpoint

  93. I sent off for a replacement card around march and still have not received it. I re-applied last month. I really need my ss card to get a job is there any way to check on the status of my application?

  94. I was told that I cannot renew my retired Military I D card until I answer a question about Medicare. They say I was to receive a letter from you asking a question about Medicare. I have NO idea what they are talking about. The U.S. Counsel in Frankfurt says that they have no idea either. I am to retire at the end of August 2019. I need to know what´s going on?

  95. I have called and can not get through to the help desk. I am trying to sign into my account and forgotten my password. How can I get help online please? I was given my username from the online service, but when I tried to get my password with the username you provided, it wouldn’t accept it. I would like to get into my account please and am feeling unable to contact your office in any way. Please help.

  96. Am I able to download the form to have taxes withdrawn before my automatic deposit?
    If not, can it be sent to me?
    Thank you!

  97. Hi My name is Patrick J Sammler and I would like to get a copy of my Awards Letter I have misplaced it and need it as proof for documentation. am i able to get one online

  98. The IRS has birthdate incorrect and I talked to a representative from the IRS and she said that they get their information from the Social Security Administration. How can I correct my birthdate online?

  99. I am a non-immigrant alien student and I have a social security card which was issued for getting my driver’s license in the past. The type of my social security card is ‘not valid for employment’.
    If I need to get a general SSN now for a tax report, should I apply for a new SSN? Or, may I apply for a replacement card through your online service?

  100. what is the form or the application should I download and fill to change my status from a permanent resident to a citizenship status

  101. Just received a call and voicemail from +1(866)404-8958 stating that SS has suspended my SS# due to suspicious activity. Is this a scam?

      • Hi Kelly: Thanks for letting us know. If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

        If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

        Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  102. At the present time my ss check is direct deposit to checking account #3301689770, routing #011402533 and I have opened another account #3315574253, routing #011401533 because of a problem and am notifying SS to direct future direct deposits to Citizens Bank, Manchester, NH, at your earliest convenience.

    I hope this is enough information.

  103. I just got a call from 936 730-2001 telling me there was fraud on my SS# and that I needed to call that number.
    I did and got a man with a heavy accent that told me he needed my ss# and date of birth to help me with the fraud. He said his name is Lee Wilson and his ID # is GS2531.
    I told him this did not sound right to me and I was not giving any info. He said I could call any police station and they would verify his ID info.
    Sounds like a scam to me. Please check and advise me.

    • Hi, Patricia. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. Thanks, again!

  104. Good day, I did not receive my direct deposit social security check this month of Feb.. I have previously had no issue receiving my checks on the 23rd of each month. But today being the 26th of Feb. and no check received yet.
    Please advise.

    Thank You
    916-342-6286

  105. I am currently receiving social security benefits based on my husband’s account. I will turn 70ty years old in May and would like to begin drawing from my account at that time.

  106. In filing online for Medicare there is no place to sign the document and submit it. It just says save and exit. How does one sign it and submit it?
    Thanks

    • Hi, Eliisa. We are sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your online application for Medicare. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. 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.

    • Hi Beth, thank you for your question. After you sign in to your my Social Security account, you can update your email address. After inputting your username and password, you will be at the security code screen. If you receive your security code via email only, then indicate that you cannot access the options listed above and need to reset where you receive security codes. We will then send you a letter with a reset code and instructions.

  107. Recieving messages from a SSA SCAM. The number is a Nevada Area Code 725-333-1627. But definitely a computer generated voice. So could be coming from anywhere.
    The message request to call back or your SS number will be suspended that its imperative to call.
    Tried calling SSA BUT GAVE ME IDENTITY THEFT NUMBER BUT DOES NOT APPLY TO ME SINCE IVE NOT RESPONDED TO these calls.
    There has to be a number to call or web page on SSA.GOV to give these phone numbers so technical support security can go after there bogus attempts to get your identity.
    Thank you.

  108. Medicare sent me a card with my former last name on it. SSA has not notified Medicare of my name change.
    How can I fix this without waiting 40 minutes to be helped by phone?

  109. Not sure if doing this correctly or in right area, but searching for info on my deceased father. Not sure if I should give out his personal info here, but need to know how to find out if he really passed away in 1999. Exhausted all avenues in trying to obtain obituary notice and/or, death notice and/or, where buried. Was told to go to Social Security local office for this info. Have my proof of being his daughter and other docs including his firm he filled out to enlist in the US Army. Tried to call local office but unable to talk to anyone that could help. If going in the right direction, can you help? Just want to find him and visit his grave, but as if stands now, I can’t even get confirmation of his death. Will appreciate any help you can offer.

  110. Once an disability application has been submitted online to SSA, can the client print the application from their “MY SSA acct”? I work for a disability advocate and two of our clients were unable to print their application.

  111. Would like to know if I can change my social security monthly payment to a different lending institution on line or must I go into my local social security office.

  112. I just tried to logon to my ssa account for the first time in many weeks. I received a message stating that my account was locked out of electronic information since the system tried 3 times to verify my information and was unsuccessful and I would have to wait 24 hours to try again. I only tried once. This is extremely frustrating especially when I need information only available online for applying for services. Get it together, SSA!

  113. With scammers sending out fake emails trolling for personal data, I am surprised you are sending out emails requesting people log into the social security website for information on these programs. I was pretty sure it was a phishing attempt. It is very confusing to get information from many government agencies indicating they won’t email you for information and then send out an email that basically does just that… Once you click on a link, you are asked to create an account, giving away very personal information when doing so… Might want to rethink this advertising campaign.

  114. I collected SS at 62. I’m now 68. Can I “do over”, return benefit amounts & collect at a higher rate?

  115. Dear Sir, madame,

    I am Mrs. Kuan Chung Chia, am an American citizen.
    Two years ago, I went back to my home town in Taiwan for short visit but my sister and brothers asked me to stay longer so I stay there.
    Now I want to know how can I chang my bank account for receiving my money every month.

    Hope to have your advise soon.

    Kind Regards,
    Kuan Chung Chia

  116. Why must we mail in or go to the local benefit office to update/process W4V voluntary tax withholding form? There is an unbelievable line to get processed and all that is needed is a drop off. It is a pain to pay and penalty when processing taxes.

  117. I set my account up years ago (10+) and my email address has changed how do I reset it to the current info?

  118. I want to have my SS payments to be sent to my UK Bank as my Regions bank in America will not let me have any of my money as I am not there.

    • Hi, Paula. Your question is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. 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.

  119. the online application for retirement will not let me sign or submit! it keeps going to summary but everything is checked green with no errors. i have been trying to submit since jan 2019! can someone call me to correct? 520-401-2261

  120. After I entered “make an appointment” in the search bar, the result indicated that I can make an appointment with my local office online. However, I have not been able to find the link / page to do this. How can I make an appointment?

    • Hi, Susan. You do not have to make an appointment to come in to our offices, but with an appointment, you will be helped before our walk-in customers. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a representative will assist you. In most cases, you can handle your business by phone. We hope this helps.

  121. Jim,

    The one thing I haven’t been able to find on-line is how I can inform a person’s supervisor of the outstanding service I have received from the staff at the Social Security Administration office in Chambersburg, PA.

    If a link exists can you have someone send it to me?

    Cordially,

    Ron De Munbrun

  122. I don’t know how to tell you how to get over this,
    exactly. Sometimes younger people have a hard time accepting that older people,
    especially their parents, are sexual. Usually, time and growing up some more takes
    care of it.

  123. Is there a place or address where I can ask specific questions about what my wife will continue to draw upon my death? Im not having health problems right now. I’m just trying to do some planning.

  124. I requested a password update on March 28th 2019 and today is April 26th. I have not received it in the mail yet. Please advise.
    Thank you
    Bridget Sheehy

  125. My name is Thomas ray fly I was born 11/23/95 I am trying to get a social security card but I don’t remember my number how can I get a replacement cart without knowing my number

    • Hello Thomas. You can learn more on what documents you need to get a replacement Social Security card here. As a reminder, do not laminate your Social Security card. Lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card. We hope this helps.

  126. I would like to set an appointment to discuss retirement and Medicare at the Dunn Ave Office in Jacksonville Fl

  127. Good morning,

    I am 67 years old, I have my red white and blue card, is there any thing else that I need to do. I am still working and was wondering if I have done everything I need to do for now.

    Thanks

    • Hi Yvonne: It sounds like you may be asking about filing for Social Security benefits? Beginning with the month you reach full retirement age, your earnings no longer reduce your benefits, no matter how much you earn. However, by delaying receiving your benefits beyond your full retirement age, you will receive a higher benefit amount. See our Delayed Retirement Credits web page for details.

      The decision on when to file is a personal one. The most important thing is to make an informed decision. Base your decision about when to apply for benefits on your individual and family circumstances. As an individual, you have four basic choices when it comes to work and retirement. Consider the four options laid out in our benefit matrix to help you make the best decision for you.

      Our system is set up to take applications four months in advance, and when you’re ready, you can apply for your benefits online. If you need further assistance call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask to speak with one of our representatives, who are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

  128. Can someone call me it’s reguarding my son James Anderson *** – ** – *** I’m his payee Corliss Rollins *** – ** – *** phone number 510 860 6830

  129. I have tried on several occasions to reset my password, but i seem to be having trouble doing this. I was sent a passcode, but when i used it i still was unable to change my password. Now i need a verification letter to recertify my senior apartment status, which is due every year.
    Can someone please help me by walking me through the procedure.

    Thank you,

    Sandra Malone

    • Hi, Jaqulyn. It sounds like you are referring to a representative payee. You cannot change your payee online. If you receive benefits, and you and the payee are not getting along, you may be able to receive your own Social Security check unless SSA believes you are not capable of managing or directing the management of your money. If you have a representative payee because of a physical or a mental disability, in order to become your own payee, you must show SSA that you are now mentally and physically able to handle your money yourself. You could provide: A doctor’s statement that there has been a change in your condition and that the doctor believes you are able to care for yourself; or an official copy of a court order saying that the court believes that you can take care of yourself; or other evidence that shows your ability to take care of yourself. If you have specific questions, please call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to speak to one of our representatives. Or you can contact your local Social Security office. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. We hope this helps!

  130. I keep getting my password wrong when I check online when I will be getting my SS check. Can I change my password so I don’t have to go through all this?

  131. I was approved for disability but I wanna Kno why I can’t receive my backpay at one time…I have alot of Doctor bills to pay off an I can’t do it by waiting for six months at a time… always I need to help my parents out with bills at home

    • Hi, Lynwood.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.

  132. The company I work for was sold last year and my email for work changed as of January 1, 2019. I need to update this email, however, I cannot locate where that is possible on the SSA website. Please assist. My old email was madalton@southernco.com.

  133. I would like to r port the passing of my mom, Nellie Janice Garner, May 3, 2019. I have been on hold for 30 minutes. Can you tell me how to report this, without staying on the phone.
    Thank you,
    Jean Garner Posey
    Daughter

    • Hello Jean. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Typically, funeral homes report deaths to the Social Security Administration directly. Please check with the funeral home to determine if reporting has been done. We hope this helps.

  134. I started my online application for benefits and I can’t seem to find the page to continue. I saved all the information and have a user ID and password.

  135. I would like to know if I can close my social security account in the future if I want and if so how would it be done

    • Hi, Barbara. Thanks for your question! The Federal Insurance and Self-Employment Contribution Acts (FICA and SECA) require the withholding of taxes from wages of employed people, and the net earnings of most self-employed people, for the Social Security and Medicare programs. Therefore, you cannot opt out. To learn more about FICA and SECA, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this information is helpful!

  136. I have NOT received my new SS card with the updated membership number. Please let me know ASAP what I can do about this.
    Elizabeth Cutter- 808-464-2826

  137. I have filled out and application for social security. How do I sign it and submit online? I only see a “save” or “return to application”

  138. I am researching information for my mother, as I serve as her power of attorney. She has opted to change her current banking institution where she has her social security check deposited automatically. She needs a form to complete for said change. Where can I find said form for her to complete ? Please advise.
    She is not computer savvy, at all.

    • Hi, Steven. Your mother can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, she will have a shorter wait if she calls later in the day. She can also contact her local Social Security office. Because of privacy and security concerns, Social Security cannot speak to you about your mother’s benefits. If your mother is not capable of managing and directing her Social Security benefits, someone should consider applying to be her representative payee. Even though you are power of attorney, you, or someone else, would still need to apply to serve as her payee. To learn more about becoming a representative payee, you can read our publication, “A Guide for Representative Payees” and visit the web page. You can also call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to request an appointment. We hope this information helps.

  139. I need to contact “Problems and Resolutions Department”. I have been trying to get my Social Security Benefits Corrected since December 2018. I currently am 68 years old and work full time for the US Department of Defense. In December I filled out a questionnaire I received and informed the Department that at this time I need to continue working because of my wife’s illness and the number of dependents I have sharing my home. The Jacksonville office intern lost (Misfiled) The form and began reducing my monthly payments by 50%. In January 2019 I reported to the Jacksonville FL office and they located the form I mail In and initiated steps to correct the underpayment. In February when corrections had not been made we talked to an individual you after reviewing my file realized the error and arranged for an emergency payment to alleviate the underpayment condition. We received one direct deposit correction but my monthly payments continue to be reduce.
    All of our conversation with people from the Social Security Department have failed to reap any favorable results. My homes Air Conditioning system failed Last year and I budgeted it’s replacement on the Monies I was receiving from Social Security. The Partial payment does not come close to covering this bill and the fact that this problem has not been corrected, had caused a great hardship for my family. I would appreciate help to correct this problem as soon as possible,

    • Hi, David. We are sorry to hear about your situation. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community 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. You may ask to speak to a supervisor on your next visit or call. We hope this is resolved soon.

  140. I’m became disabled at a early age. Me & my ex-husband were married for 20+ years. We haven’t been married 4 years when I got hurt! We now have been divorced 1 year! I cannot work! I had a choice when he left pay off the lien on my home or the credit cards! I chose to pay off the lien. This makes twice I’ve paid off my house. I still have bad credit because I wasn’t able to pay off my credit cards! I don’t no what I would do if something breaks! My house need some disability features and updates! I own my home but I don’t have good credit or a steady income so I’m looking for some kind of ways to good credit! Help?

  141. All I want is for Social Security to mail me the latest print of my Award Letter.
    Bonnie Haglund
    1511 Robinson St. Apt 217
    Oroville, CA. 95965

    09/20/1945
    1-530-487-2508

    • Hi, Bonnie. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by setting up a personal my Social Security account online. For questions regarding your benefit verification letter, we ask that members in our Facebook community contact our offices. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call after later in the day. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  142. Good Morning,

    I would like to make an appointment at my local Social Security office in Columbia, SC. Can you assist me with an appointment for August/September timeframe? Thanks.

    Vivian

    • Hi, Vivian. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You do not have to make an appointment to come in to our offices, but with an appointment, you will be helped before our walk-in customers. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a representative will assist you. In most cases, you can handle your business by phone. Thanks!

  143. Where is my check. It’s late. I should’ve had it 3 days ago. I depend on that money. Wen site says u are open on sat. Phone says u are not. So what I supposed to do? Where’s my money??

    • Hi, Gaylon. It isn’t necessary to notify us of an email change; however, since you are receiving Social Security benefits, you might find it helpful to sign up for a personal my Social Security account. With a my Social Security account, you can get your benefit verification letter; check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record; change your address and phone number; and start or change direct deposit of your benefit payment. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps!

    • Hi, George. Thank you for your question. For your wife to qualify for spouse’s benefits, you must be receiving retirement or disability benefits. Also, if she qualifies for Social Security benefits on her own record, we pay that amount first. But if she also qualifies for a higher amount as a spouse later on, she’ll get a combination of benefits that equals that higher amount. Visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For Your Spouse for more information. We hope this helps.

  144. I need confirmation that her social security number is indicated as “deceased” so there will be no identify theft of her number.

    • Hi, Gabe. 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.

  145. i received a fraudulent call two days ago saying my account was frozen due to unusual activity. I wrote and reported it. my question is this. Has my social security number been compromised? how do I find out.?

  146. I’ve been trying for 2 days to talk to someone from IRS, with no results. A phone recording says call back later and hangs up. I went on line but my question is not listed.
    I paid my taxes and have a photo copy of the canceled check yet I got a letter from you saying I owe the same amount I paid. What do I do? How do I appeal? Searching on line is terrible!!

  147. I need an appointment at d’s office to fix a card problem. Lat time we waited almost 4 hours just to get information that dodent work. The debet card people hand no record of my at all. And you can’t just simply make an appointment on line it’s 1.5 he water by phone to make one

  148. It doesn’t matter what I click on…
    Why do you say we can sign up, use the Estimator, see what our benefits are, etc… when nothing is showing but a phone number and hours to call??

    Thank you.

  149. I am not receiving Social Security at this point. I do have to sign up for Medicare…birthday is Nov.
    Do I need an appointment?

    • Hi, Gwendolyn. Since you are not already getting retirement benefits, you should contact us about three months before your 65th birthday to sign up for Medicare. You can sign up for Medicare even if you do not plan to retire at age 65. To learn more about Medicare and how to file, visit here. We hope this helps.

  150. HELP! Need change my online user name and password.
    I have the info written down.
    I have signed in several times with no problem.
    Last used early 2018. I have used the exact info as before and now I cannot sign in.
    HOW DO I CHANGE MY USER ID AND PASSWORD.

  151. Good Morning, I have applied for my social security and told that I might receive a phone for additional info. Maybe even outside your working hours, I want to confirm this is true? Is it possible to give me the number so I can recognize it. With recent bombardment of Robo calls I no longer answer calls that I don’t know.

    • Hi, Raymond. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact individuals by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other pending Social Security business. If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office. You may also call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  152. I closed the checking account associated with my direct deposit from Social Security on June 26, 2019.

    When I went online to change the checking account number for direct deposit, the soonest it will allow is for my September check to be deposited.

    How do I receive payments for July 2019 and August 2019?
    Help please. Thank you!

    • Hi, Leslie. 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.

  153. I turn 66, which is full retirement age on October 14. My husband has been fully retired for about 15 years. I understand that I can begin taking spousal benefit this October 2019, and delay my own benefit. When do I begin the application?

    • Hi, Renee. Thank you for your question. Social Security retirement claims can be filed up to 4 months in advance. Keep in mind to qualify for spouse’s benefits, your husband must be receiving retirement or disability benefits. Also, if you qualify for Social Security benefits on your own record, we pay that amount first. But if you also qualify for a higher amount as a spouse, you’ll get a combination of benefits that equals that higher amount. Visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For You As A Spouse for more information. We hope this helps.

  154. Can I change [increase] my federal income tax withheld from my monthly social security benefit ON LINE?

  155. I have a new email, how do I retrieve my account, I was using my old email when I looked up my on line services.

  156. I need to report my sisters death. I cannot get through the phone lines. I’ve been trying for two days. I can’t find where I need to go on the website either. Can you help me.

    • Hi, Dee. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to their local Social Security office. However, you may also report the death of a Social Security beneficiary by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., calling your local Social Security office or by submitting the death certificate to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps!

  157. Asked how to have taxes taken out of my monthly SS benefit check – no good answer. That is all I want – to start having taxes taken out of my check – period.

    Thanks

    • Thanks for your question, Judy. To be eligible for divorced spouse benefits, you had to be married to your former spouse for at least 10 years, and you cannot beeligible for a higher benefit on your own record. For more information on how to qualify for divorced spouse benefits, check out our Benefits Planner: If You Are Divorced. Hope this helps!

  158. I need to reset my password. I was sent a temporary password but it didn’t work. So, I still need a WORKING temporary password.

  159. Is it possible for me to obtain a POA for an adult family member, not living with me, who, due to chronic illness, is too sick to hold a job or even apply for SSD?

    • I did not clarify that the POA would be to allow me to apply for SSD for this sick family member who is unable to do it himself d/t his ongoing illness.

  160. I READ ONLINE ABOUT THE DO OVER BENEFIT SINCE I HAVE BEEN WORKING FULL TIME AFTER I STARTED RECEIVING BENEFITS AT 66 . DOES THE DO OVER BENEFIT INCREASE MY MONTHLY BENEFITS SINCE I AM STILL WORKING AT AGE 75?

  161. I need to show my social security number. I have a mysocialsecurity account but cant l oil g in because I dont have verification code
    I just need to show my social security number for proof of identification

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  163. Can I use the online system to apply to start my own benefits after I did a “claim and suspend” in 2015 when I reached full retirement age?

  164. I have an account with social security. the website will not let me log in. if I try to create a new account it says an account already exists with that information. what is wrong with your website? it is at best very screwed up. it is completely useless to me. what can I do to fix this or have you fix it?

  165. My Medicare application has been pending for 6 months. I live in Madrid and I applied through the US embassy in Madrid. I am now in the States for summer holiday and visited my local social security office in Hyannis, Ma. On July 15. They informed me that there was an error in my birth year. I returned with my birth certificate, and they fixed the ‘error’ and gave me an international phone number to call. I called that number 7 times (4109658042). I then called 4109652210, and was told they would get back to me in 2 business days. I Am currently without health insurance in the US. Please help.

    • Hi, Gary. We are sorry to hear about your experience. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We have referred your concern to our Field Operations Staff for follow up and to take corrective action as necessary. You can also contact your local Social Security office for assistance. You can ask to speak to a supervisor on your next visit or call. We hope this is resolved soon.

  166. This is a joke! It’s supposed to be easy so they say, but after several attempts to set up an online account using what I know is correct information, the system says it can’t verify me. SO I call the number listed for help, jump through the hoops to try to obtain help only to be cut off and hung up on because they’re too busy!!!! Our Govt. fails again! Why should I be surprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. It is very hard to make my overpayment payments because the wait time on the phone is all day long and still do not get to speak with a representative to make my payment. There must be an easy way to do this. It takes me all week trying to get through at times. Please up, I want to make my payments.

    • Hi, Melissa. We’re sorry that you’ve had difficulty reaching someone by phone. We may have been experiencing higher than normal call volume. For your security, we do not have access to information about your account. We ask that members in our Blog community refer to their local office on specific questions regarding their case. To make a payment arrangement, you should speak with a representative in person or over the telephone. You can also mail your payment to your local office. We hope this helps.

  168. I would like to change my Direct Deposit over to the Direct Express Card but I’m not having any luck finding that.What do I need to do??

  169. I applied for my social security card on June 25, 2019 and I called was told they will call me back and never heard anything. I’m worried. Please help.

    • Hi, Idahosa. 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.

  170. mymomdied,!!!! trying to notify you. no way to talk to a person, dealing with death is soo hard, going thru your computer voice is putting a love one thru H E L L ! to even know that it will be another 1 hour + to talk to someone and be transferred again, really. I’m only trying to inform Social Security. where the old folks home doesnt get any more money. HAVE a death tab then have the different departments that can filter to right persons, not computers

  171. I am currently locked out of My Account. How can I change my security questions? I keep having issues and have to call and once unlocked, I cant remember security answers so I get locked out again.

  172. i want to pay my ssa overpayment by my credit card on-line since your phone number (800.227.8835) says all representatives are busy..call back later…goodby.

    This is not helpful since i cannot find a debt repayment link online.

    Basically do you want your money back today in full?

  173. I’m trying to get an award letter for my social security for our refi on our home. For some reason I wasn’t able to log on it said I tried 3 times but I didn’t

  174. Please let us know how to sign and submit my online social security benefits application. After reviewing the application only options are to go back or save. How do I continue?I reside in India and am unable to visit any office. Tried calling and hung up after 35 minutes!

  175. I submitted two letters in June for a change of bank deposit for my social security check: SS # *** – ** – *** for Theodore D. Guarino and also my wife Carol A. Guairno SS # *** – ** – ***. The checking account at American Eagle Credit Union has been closed since June and a change was submitted in June for the change to be made to our checking account at Gateway Metro Credit Union. I am trying find out if this month payment will be entered into the Gateway Metro CU account.

    • Hi Sherry. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to their local Social Security office. However, you may also report a death yourself by submitting the deceased individual’s death certificate to your local Social Security office. You may also call our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make the report. We hope this helps.

  176. My brother has passed away and his S.S. disability checks are still being deposited into his checking account. What can I do to straighten this out.

  177. Is there a way to receive electronic notification of deposit of a monthly SS check.
    Currently we have to check the bank account daily to see when the deposit was made.

  178. I used to be able to check what date my benefit would be credited to my checking account, but I can no longer find that information on your site. If it is still possible, how do I do that?

    Thank You,

  179. I have an appointment on September 18th I have been asked to bring a copy of my husband death certificate. I have the short form will that be acceptable? I’m applying for spousal benefits

    • Hi Betty. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to the local Social Security office. The short form death certificate may be enough, however, you may want to contact the Social Security office where you have the appointment to verify if there is any other requirement. We hope this helps.

  180. I am trying to see if I can set up a “my account” online. I am American but live in Germany. I will be returning to the US when I retire (in about 4 years.)
    But the directions state I need an American mailing address? Right now I do not have one unless I use one from someone in my family.
    (Right now I do get periodic letters through the post) sent to my Düsseldorf address from SS.
    There are links asking this question, but they do not connect to an answer. Can you please instruct me?

  181. If I apply for Social Security at 62 I was told in the SS Office that I could suspend and re file when I’m 70, Are there any penalties would I have to pay back the money?

    Thank you

    • Hi Rudy, thank you for using our blog. It sounds like you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account. If you are locked out, you can 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”.

  182. I’m wondering how someone gets off social security disabilty?

    Who to contact if your collecting SSI and just started a part time job?

  183. I have tried doing everything thing, even talking to a rep, when trying to change my personal information. We can I do, seeing that I’ve exhausted all avenues?

    • Hi Raymond. Please realize you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, and if you live in one of the States shown on the map here, we have good news! You can use your personal my Social Security account to get a replacement Social Security card. We hope this helps.

  184. I cant get into my wifes and my account i had though our password and our user name were ok but i cant do anything can you help

  185. Hi, My brother had a stroke about 2 months ago, he’s currently in a rehab in Downey, Ca. He doesn’t have his S/S number and Medi-Cal says the number he’s giving them isn’t right ! How can I get his number ? Their not even treating him now, he’s only getting 3 meals a day, this is horrible! He’s name is Mark Paeper Thank you, Lori Marcus

  186. my account shows I received $2071. from ssa
    my deposit shows $1760.69
    what was the reason for the difference?
    Emanuel Polizzi
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