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Your Personal my Social Security Account and Your Career

May 12, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022

man walking down the block with a book bagYour online personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from it. Most people can conduct their business with us online with their account without contacting us, whether they receive benefits or not.

If you are not currently receiving benefits, use your personal my Social Security account to:

  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most states and the District of Columbia).
  • Estimate your future benefits.
  • Get instant proof that you do not receive benefits.
  • Check the status of your Social Security application when you decide to apply for benefits.
  • Review your earnings history.

If you already receive Social Security benefits, use your account to:

  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most states and the District of Columbia).
  • Get instant proof that you receive benefits.
  • Set up or change your direct deposit.
  • Change your address.
  • Request a replacement Medicare card.
  • Get an instant copy of your Social Security 1099 (SSA-1099) or SSA-1042S.
  • Opt out of receiving certain notices by mail and instead receive them in the secure Message Center.

Please let your family and friends know that they can create their personal my Social Security account today. Save time and go online.


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Dawn Bystry, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

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  1. mary k.

    I applied for Social Security benefits February 27, 2022. When will I have the decision? It has been 2 1/2 months and your website states 2-4 weeks. Please advise.

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Mary Kathleen. Thanks for visiting our blog. The length of time it takes to process an application can vary depending on whether we need to verify documents or other personal information. If you would like to speak with someone regarding the status of your application, please call 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and ask a representative to assist you, or you can contact your local office. We hope this helps. 

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