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This Fall, Fall Into an Online Account with my Social Security

October 13, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: November 6, 2023

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As the sounds of summer quiet down, and the air turns cooler, you’ll want to check out your favorite football team, check your furnace settings, and check your earnings in your Social Security Statement online.

Opening a free personal my Social Security account is convenient and secure. Once you establish an account, you’ll have access to a wealth of information. For example, you can get an estimate of your future retirement benefits, get an estimate of your benefits should you become disabled, and verify your earnings history.

Are you a person who prefers to read materials with paper in hand? Fear not, as my Social Security allows you to view, print, and save your full Statement. This option is especially important, because we only mail paper statements to most beneficiaries every five years.

If you’re already receiving benefits, my Social Security is also a great tool! Once you establish a personal my Social Security account, you’ll be able to change your address or update your direct deposit, print a benefit verification letter, get a replacement Medicare card and a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S statement.

While you’re visiting our website to establish your personal my Social Security account, you’ll want to check out our new redesigned website. We’ve changed the look of the site based on your feedback and made it easier to navigate and more accessible on mobile devices.

Establishing a secure account on my Social Security has never been easier and can be done in as little as 15 minutes — so there’s no reason to delay. You’ll be asked some basic questions to verify your identity. Then you’ll choose a user name and password. Pretty soon you’ll be registered with full access.

At Social Security, our highest priority is protecting the privacy and security of the personal information we maintain on you and almost every American, so you can rest assured that doing business online with us is both safe and secure.

When the leaves show brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow this fall, you’ll want to show that you’re part of the millions of people who have chosen to establish a personal my Social Security account.

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Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

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  1. John

    If you are signed up for Social Security due to Medicare enrollment. How can you opt out of electronic statements and have the paper statements mailed to your residence?

    • Vonda

      Hi John, thanks for using our blog. Currently, all agency notices are sent to beneficiaries through United States Postal Service (USPS) mail. Now, my Social Security account holders can opt out of receiving notices by mail that are available online via the Message Center. If you chose to opt out, and have since changed your mind, sign in to your my Social Security account, go to the Message Center tab and select “Go to Preferences”. Under the “Communication Preference” section, click on Edit to change your preference to mailed notices. We hope this helps!

  2. HUKKI

    You can easily create my Social Security account to access your Social Security Statement to check your earnings and get your benefit estimates and more

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