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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

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  1. Amber

    I got a new chance to work with another attorneys and I have a new appointment in his office tmw and then I will have the first one an early evening and completely out information on how to see the fastest and easiest way for the next to go and how to do it for me an completely completing my appeals and how to do it in the same way to get it to you and then to the same or next day..but I am going to wish you a blessed and safe afternoon as well to be in your beautiful day tmw mornings and goodbye and godliness for of all same time as peaceful as possible to be as well-being of a night’s sleep..

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  2. William &.

    My husband and myself are both receiving SS retirement benefits. We have changed bank accounts and I was able to make the account number change on line but cannot find a place to change my husband’s. Would his be automatically changed with my change?

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Paula. Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, you can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. Your husband will have to create his own personal my Social Security account. He can then change his direct deposit. We hope this helps. 

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  3. Angela R.

    Good Evening, mySocialSecurity may be under maintenance. If there could be a notice of scheduled maintenance, or temporary hours of availability- that would be helpful. Realizing this is so much to ask, but everything including the local Southern Illinois presence has exceeded expectations so far. It would cut down on user frustration and result in high scoring important user surveys that we all have to live or die by in order to get paid. Good Luck and thank you for working at this impossible job.

    “You can ask two questions, and then we can pick the one we want to answer”
    Donald Rumsfeld

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  4. ANTHONY G.

    How can I get a replacement Social Security card? Thanks. Anthony Brozena

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Anthony. Thanks for visiting our blog. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page.We hope this helps. 

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      • Kristin O.

        The web site is down, When can we access???

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        • Ann C.

          Hi, Kristen. Thanks for question. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to use all of our online services today. Due to scheduled systems maintenance, some of our online services are unavailable during certain times.

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      • Norajane C.

        I’m trying to find out my SSa appointment dates

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        • Norajane C.

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        • Ann C.

          Hi, Norajane. 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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  5. Barbara P.

    I need a letter of proof of my SS. I’m moving to a HUD home.
    Thank you. Barbara

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Barbara. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. For questions regarding your benefit verification letter, we ask that members in our Blog community contact our offices. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this helps.

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  6. Angela J.

    My 1993 earnings is missing! I have a document showing I was employed but was told only my 1993 tax was acceptable! I have been unable to obtain my return for this year from IRS! How can I get this corrected! It’s very frustrating

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Angela. Thanks for visiting our blog. To correct your earnings record, you will need to provide us evidence of your earnings, such as W-2s, pay stubs, etc. If you don’t have the evidence that we require, call your former employers to find out if they can help you. For more information about how to correct your earnings record, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.  Once you’ve obtained your evidence, call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

       

       

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  7. CHARLES R.

    I HAVE REQUESTED A REDO OF MY ACCOUNT SEVERAL TIMES. ALL TO NO AVAIL. I AM REQUESTING A REDO AGAIN PLEASE. THANK YOU.

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Charles. We are sorry to hear about your experience. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. If you are still unable to create or access an account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “help desk.” We hope this helps.

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  8. Audrey W.

    Would like to know when will I receive my Part B card.

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Audrey. Thanks for your question. 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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  9. Ms. K.

    I want to create an account of Social security.
    I’m going to receive spouse benefit next month.
    Can I make an account on SS?

    If yes, how to make it .

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Keiko. Thanks for your questions. To determine if you are eligible for a personal my Social Security account and to learn more about how to create one, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. For more information about spouse’s benefits and how to apply, please visit our Benefits Planner page. We hope this helps. 

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  10. Norma V.

    I am having a hard time vetting in my account. It tells me it is not me.
    What us difference between SSI & SSDI?

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Norma. Thanks for your comment and question. If you are still unable to access your account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “help desk.” As far as your question, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) are benefits are based on earnings. For addtional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.  We hope this information is helpful.

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