National Social Security Month, Online Services

See What You Can Do Online!

April 16, 2018 • By

For over 80 years, Social Security has changed to meet the needs of our customers. Today, our easy, secure, and convenient-to-use online services allow you to do business with us from the comfort of your preferred location. From requesting a Social Security card to filing for retirement, our online services have got you covered. Check out our infographic, which shows what you can do online:

See What You Can Do Online, S S A Publication 05-10216, Infographic


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  1. Michael T.Pearson

    If I retired at 62 and started drawing my social security, an I eligible
    to have it increased at age 72?

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  2. isaiah Chambers

    the social security offices are closed in texas, how do I obtain a deceased parent social security number in order to get their body released from the ME office

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Isaiah, thanks for using our blog. 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 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  3. Lacey Glaze

    I need to replace my 16 year old sons social security card. How can I do this online

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Lacey, thank you for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for information on how to replace a Social Security card for a child. To learn more on the process and what documents you and your child will need to get a card, please visit our Learn what documents you will need to get a Social Security Card web page. If you are unable to apply online and you do not want to mail in your documents, which will be returned, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office address. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  4. Donna Davis

    I will turn 66 in November how much money can I earn this year without being penalized

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Donna, thank you for your question. If you are turning your full retirement age (66) in 2020, the limit on earnings is $48,600 but we only count earnings before the month your reach full retirement age. Beginning with the month you reach full retirement age, your earnings no longer reduce your benefits, no matter how much you earn.

      Visit our Retirement Planner: Getting Benefits While Working and our Retirement Earnings Test Calculator. Hope this helps!

      Reply
  5. Pam

    How do I report a death.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Pam. Thanks for using our blog. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting the local Social Security office. To verify this information was reported, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 or you can contact your local Social Security office directly. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      See our Factsheet on How Social Security Can Help When a Family Member Dies.

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  6. Gertrudes C Calaguas

    Hello, I would like to report the death of my husband, how do I go about that, and what form should I use for such reporting.
    My name is Gertrudes Calaguas and my husband is Amado C Calaguas, who passed away on March 17, 2020, at Porac, Pampanga, Philippines. Due to Covid 19, and my health condition, I was not able to attend his own funeral, and the daughter of my husband that manage his funeral, in her favor for unknown personal reasons, kept the Death Certificates and refused to send me a copy. I recently requested an authenticated copy online from NATIONAL STATISTIC OFFICE, Philippines. Also, his Social Security benefits, have been directly deposited into our account at Community First Credit Union, Guam for this month of May.

    With the above concerned, await your advise. Thank you.

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  7. Cynthia Briney

    My provider is requesting a Medicaire card to enroll me in Benefits. How do I get a card online. My 65 th birthday is in Sept 2020

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Cynthia, thanks for using our blog. If you already get Social Security benefits, we’ll automatically enroll you in Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medical Insurance (Part B). We’ll mail you all the information you need, including a Medicare card, a few months before you become eligible.

      If you don’t get Social Security benefits and are not ready to apply for them yet, you should sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday.
      The easiest way to apply for Medicare is by using our online application.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional details regarding Medicare.

      Reply
  8. David C. Thiel

    My wife died March this year. SS changed my check to match what my wife was getting. I was getting $2576 and my wife was getting $1652. SS sent me her amount in error.
    David Thiel #XXXXXXXXX birth 10/12/1948
    Carol Thiel #XXXXXXXXX birth 09/09/1949
    How can I get this corrected?
    Thank You
    David Thiel

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      We are very sorry for your loss, David. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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  9. Tamara Mashburn

    Ingot help from a SSA special ist named Mark ,I am supposed to be able to to keep all of my benefits till another decision is made ,and I did not get a form on time due to the covid19 pandemic I thought the special ist mark approved my situation and that I would be getting both payments until it is proven that a mistake was made I am completely disabled and unable to work ,I am not sure what to do at this point

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Tamara, thanks for using our blog. 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 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  10. Amy Judd

    I am trying to receive disability and was told by an attorneys office to call you.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Amy. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. If you think you may be eligible to receive disability benefits and would like to apply, you can use our online application.

      Applying online for disability benefits offers several advantages:
      • You can start your disability claim immediately. There is no need to wait for an appointment.
      • You can apply from the convenience of your home, or on any computer; and
      • You can avoid trips to a Social Security office, saving you time and money.

      If you are unable to file online, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or your local office to make an appointment. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal.

      For more information visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” web page on disability. Thanks!

      Reply

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