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With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

July 20, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: November 6, 2023

Smiling Couple Looking at LaptopWe’re turning 80 this year, and boy, are we proud! We’re proud of our history, and we proudly remain committed to serving America, especially our most vulnerable people, including retirees, children, and individuals with disabilities.

We’ll be celebrating this milestone by declaring July 19 through 25 as National my Social Security Week.

Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin is hosting an event on Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the importance of our programs and to highlight the accomplishments of the past 80 years. Social Security has evolved with the times. For example, we no longer fill out Social Security cards by hand or typewriter. And, you no longer have to come to our office to apply for benefits.

You can join in the celebration by opening a free, personal my Social Security account giving you secure and immediate online access to your personal Social Security information.

my Social Security lets you view your Social Security Statement, verify your earnings, and see estimates of the future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits you and your family may receive based on your earnings.

Amid all these changes, one thing will remain the same – our relationship with you, our customers. Social Security touches the lives of nearly everyone from the issuing of your Social Security card at birth until death – and even after – when we provide benefits for your eligible survivors.

See what 80 years of experience has taught us? Don’t wait! Join the millions and discover the benefits of opening a personal my Social Security account today. Let the celebration continue!

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  1. Judy H.

    I am trying to use my account but my email has changed and I can’t remember my password so it sends me a temporary one to my old email address. I don’t recieve it. I tried logging in as a new person but of course all my information is already there it won’t let me get in. Ireally need some help with this please. Thanks.

  2. carlos j.



  3. bettyg

    SPAM; FRAUDELENT ATTEMPT even here! grrr.

  4. Tony S.

    Recalculation of the 2014 Annual Report of the OASDI Trustees http://www.title24uscode.org/Year.htm

    Free Disability Insurance Reallocation Tax (DIRT) Act:

    To immediately amend the DI tax rate from 1.80% to 2.30%, from 0.90% to 1.15% for employees and from 0.90% to 1.15% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.60% to 10.10%, from 5.30% to 5.05% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.30% to 5.05% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) to avoid depletion of the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund in 2016 without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401 beginning October 1, 2015.

    To amend the DI tax rate again in 2018 to 2.20% from 2.30%, from 1.15% to 1.10% for employees and from 1.15% to 1.10% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.10% to 10.20%, from 5.05% to 5.10% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.05% to 5.10% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401 to maximize efficiency until a deficit appears in the OASI Trust Fund in 2019.

    Without Income Limit Law (WILL) Act:

    To abolish the maximum taxable limit on DI contributions on January 1, 2016 and OASI contributions January 1, 2017 and repeal Adjustment of the contribution and benefit base Section 230 of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)§430.

    To require the Social Security Administration to pay for SSI Costs beginning January 1, 2017.

    To share profits in excess of social security program costs to the general fund of the U.S Treasury on a sliding scale beginning in 2017 DI 50/50 prioritizing the $22 billion + 2% annual growth cost of USPS, and OASI 10/90 to eliminate the federal budget deficit. In 2020 OASI would share at negotiated rates an estimated 25/75, by 2025 OASDI would share 50/50 and by 2030 OASDI would save to pay for the peak in costs of Baby Boomer generation in 2035 that might raise the overall OASDI tax rate from 12.4%.

  5. Marlene T.

    Congratulations on your anniversary. However the SS system should be changed. I’ve contributed 31 yrs to SS and now I’m told I won’t qualify? At first I was told to work 2 more yrs so I won’t be penalized. So I did, now, I may not qualify. So who benefits if not me? I know people who never worked but are receiving SS income. It’s those people who are hurting the system. I don’t ever recall paying SS to benefit dependents. SS gotta changed so the payer benefits.

    • ..

      Marlene, we use your earnings and work history to determine your eligibility for retirement or disability benefits. Generally, you will need to have 40 “credits”, or 10 years of paying Social security taxes to qualify for any type of Social Security benefit. If your reported earnings are sufficient, you could earn up to four credits for each year you worked. You can create a my Social Security account to review your earnings record and verify how many credits you have. If you do not have enough credits to be eligible for Social Security benefits, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSI program pays benefits to people with limited income and resources, who are disabled, blind or age 65 or older.

      For security reasons, we do not have access to personal information, please continue working with your local office or call our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 for specific questions. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Generally you’ll have a shorter wait-time if you call later during the week. We hope this information helps!

  6. Debra S.

    If I don’t answer right away Google shuts my accounts downs due a hacker and a phone that went wacky in a radiation room and Tmoble not helping me only stealing from a SSI patient with decite, and distractions

    • Debra S.

      I would like help on this company I went in for help on a phone paid off brand 650.00 I don’t ask for state assistance I live off 700.00 a month I asked for helped the girls are trained real well , all the sudden out comes a boom speaker their dancing, giggling, the girl behind said oh you get that free, what, I’m deaf in right ear, I have rods that hold my neck I can’t see behind me, I’m planted from base of skull to tailbone, I have no circulation in legs from a broken bone that had laid on spine to long . After the radiation room affected phone Google shut me down trying to fix security, it stopped my bill bill pay I missed Dr Appts a bad mammograms I found this out with a urgent letter in the mail my mammograms we bad, I sent email after email to T-Mobile for help no reply I started getting calls of people asking if I applied for loans , I was already a victim before of identity theft and Internet fraud and I have the proof, so when I went to store just for help with paid off phone, few days later when I started to feel better I looked at bill I owe over 1,000.00 for help . I talked to the store manager he told me to bad you signed a contract you are stuck, I said you trained your employees to cheat , steal, deceit, and distract people in my eyes you are evil and a thief, you broke the the law. One I can’t hear, 2 I was not explained anything or terms. And as a seller in any kind big sale over 250.00 it’s to be explained.i would like help . The CEO of company said something as Manager I said you call CEO of Sprint a Lier I know now how you made your Cheating PEOPLE

  7. Dick P.

    I just read today that the prez candidates want to cut social security. Why? Why not cut their salaries instead of ours? When will the ballots contain the name of “None of the above”?

  8. Dick P.

    I have tried to open a ‘My Social Security’ account a few times over the past year, but after entering all of my information, it tells me that it cannot create the account. Why does it do that? Why do I keep getting e-Mails to open an account and then it won’t let me? SSA needs to communicate better, and display Error Messages that mean something to the end user.

    • ..

      Dick, we are sorry to hear you are having difficulty creating a my Social Security account. Please call 1-800-772-1213, and after you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” please say “Help Desk.” The representative there should be able to help you with your question.

  9. delmer m.

    they tell me j must go to direct deposit its the law. it,s safer than paper checks.every day i read the news where china,iran,north korea,or russia has hacked some us web site.they have the ss number of all gov. employes with home addresses and family members.i have got disability ss 22 years and it has never been late lost or stolen. while a friend of mine had a check on the way to homestead fl.the only problem he lives in carrlton mi. i live 82 miles round trip from nearest ss office.he had to make 3 trips to ss office to get it fixed.my question is why do i have to switch the gov. runs ss and the us postal service so if my check comer up missing it is somewhere between tn. and st louis mo.not lost in cyber space or in china. like they say if its not broke you know. well it is not broke the way it is

  10. J.A. S.


    Congrats on your 80th birthday. You’ve made life
    an even greater gift for untold numbers of
    people whose savings would not cover elderly age
    financial issues.

    Please continue the fight against the ultra influential
    who talk about discontinuing or sharply reducing
    the nation’s top program for retired and other
    hard working people. Thank you, JAS, Altoona, WI

    • Nona

      At last! Someone with real exipetrse gives us the answer. Thanks!

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