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Social Security’s Top 10 Webpages for 2023

January 19, 2023 • By

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Last Updated: January 19, 2023

There’s no better place to learn about Social Security programs and do business with us than on our redesigned website at SSA.gov.

Visitors to SSA.gov will experience a new design to help them find what they need more easily.

Here are our top 10 webpages:

 

  1. my Social Security — You can open a personal my Social Security account to verify your earnings, view your Social Security Statement, get benefit estimates, and more.
  1. Social Security blog — Our hub for Social Security news and updates is our blog at ssa.gov. You can use social media to easily share these informative articles with others.
  1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) — Do you need answers to Social Security-related questions? Our FAQ webpage is another valuable source of information.
  1. Retirement Application — You can complete and submit your online application for retirement benefits in as few as 15 minutes.
  1. Disability Application — You can conveniently apply online for disability benefits.
  1. Publications — Visit our online publication library for information on key subjects (includes audio versions of publications).
  1. Medicare — Sign up for Medicare.
  1. Online Services — You can take care of most business with us by visiting our online services page.
  1. Forms — Find and fill out our forms easily.
  1. Fraud and Scam Prevention and Reporting — Learn how to recognize Social Security fraud and scams – and how to report them.

Remember, if you need information or want to do business with us, the first place to go is our website. Please share these top resources with your loved ones.


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  1. Jacqueline A.

    My goal is to apply for social Security immediately after I turn 70. Should I apply so that payments begin at the start of the month immediately after my 70th birthday or at the start of the second month following my 70th birthday (so that the calculation includes the full month of my birthday)? So if I turn 70 July 15, should payments start August 1 or September 1?

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Jacqueline. Thanks for your questions. As for when to apply for your benefits, you should do so no more than four months before the date you want your benefits to start. Benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if your benefits start in July, you will receive your first benefit payment in August. For more information on when and how to apply for retirement benefits, visit our Retirement Planning webpage. We hope this helps. 

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      • Mary C.

        When I applied for benefits, your website shows it takes 2-4 weeks for review. It’s been 6 weeks, so I called in and was told it takes 3-5 months! I asked if that was on your site and was told no, which I knew, already. I asked if she cared that we can’t get our money and told her it needs to be stated on the site so people can plan their life. She ended up hanging up on me. I still have no money, nor a confirmation.

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        • Ann C.

          Hi, Mary. We are sorry to hear about your experience. We encourage you to continue to work with your local Social Security office. You can ask to speak to a supervisor on your next call or visit. You can also submit feedback by visiting our Contact Social Security page. Once there, select the “Email Us” link. This will take you to the “Email A Question to our Support Team” form where you can complete and submit a compliment, complaint, or suggestion. We hope this is resolved soon. 

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    • Jerome D.

      I was trying to find out how much would my check be for the bus of February

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      • Ann C.

        Hi, Jerome. Thanks for visiting 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, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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  2. Arabuluculuk M.

    Uzun yıllardır avukatlık mesleğinden gelen uzmanlığımız ve bilgi birikimimizi Kamalak arabulucluk merkezi olarak sizlere sunuyoruz.

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  3. Joseph W.

    I have insurance through United Health Care, with dental coverage.
    However, I can’t find a dentist who will accept my insurance if it’s through Medicare. I’ve called the insurance company several times and they are unable to help me. Why is it so hard to find a dentist that will accept my insurance ? I have been told it’s because of the hoops they have to go through to get certified by Medicare. What’s the point of having insurance if no one will accept it. I have $2,000.00 worth of coverage with “0” copay if the dentist is in the network. Is there someway for us to receive the money and earmark it only for use for dental work ? I had all of my upper teeth removed over a year ago and it’s almost impossible for me to eat a healthy diet, in fact, I’ve actually lost over 30lbs in the past year due to my diet, and since I am now down to 138lbs I really can’t afford to lose anymore weight.
    Can someone please help me with this problem ?

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Joseph. Unfortunately, your situation is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. You may wish to contact your local Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Program Coordinator) to discuss your options. We hope this helps. 

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    • Tony

      The Medicare Advantage Plan offers the dental coverage as an additional benefit not covered by Medicare. It is used to attract people into signing up with them, but it is sometime worth nothing.

      Medicare doesn’t have a 0% copay and $2000 maximum benefit for dental coverage.

      The Medicare Advantage Plan is regulated by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). The Medicare Advantage Plan has to update their list of medical providers. If the medical providers on their list doesn’t accept the insurance, then you can file a complaint with the CMS.

      I filed a complaint against my Medicare Advantage Plan and they were quick to resolve it. They get a money bonus from the CMS if they maintain their 4 or 5 star rating. In 2022 the CMS gave a total of $10 billion in bonuses.

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  4. Steven G.

    Newly designed website is still absolutely terrible.
    1) Why no information there on UPCOMING (not just past) payments to me?
    2) And why is site unavailable early AM? – this is the ONLY website I have ever encountered that has ‘business hours’ rather than being 24/7.

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  5. Rose

    I easily changed my address for ssid in my on line account. If you are a senior and have a senior center near you call and make an appointment for help. They provide free council on a lot of senior/ disability questions and problems.

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  6. Theresa Y.

    Been calling social security and get put on hold for 2 hrs and still no answer went into my online account to change address but since i get retirement and ssi disabilty it says i have to call why is it that i cant change both at the same time onl8ne

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    • maxx

      Thank any republican politician. They cut the Social Security budget to reduce the ability to function and not hire enough people. Now, republicans are coming after the (planned for) trust fund no matter how much they lie that they are not.

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      • Tony

        The Republicans need to cut the Social Security budget even more until the SSA complies with the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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    • Vicki G.

      Open an online account…then all your questions will be answered.

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    • Tony

      The SSA discriminates against disabled people on SSDI with representative payee and everyone on SSI.

      The SSA doesn’t allow a legally competent individual on SSDI to change their address without permission from a representative payee.

      The representative payee doesn’t have access right to my personal information.

      A representative payee does not have access rights, unless the payee is also the legal guardian. See SSA POMS GN 03340.030

      No one on SSI can file online and make changes. The SSA loves to waste taxpayers money. The SSA want even more money claiming they need more employees to answer the phone. Why would they allow SSI claimants and beneficiaries to file online? It is organized racketeering to steal and waste taxpayers money.

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Theresa. We are sorry to hear about your experience. If you are receiving Social Security retirement or disability, you can create a personal my Social Security account to change your address online. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you should contact your local Social Security office immediately. We hope this helps.

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