Your Social Security Statement is now at your fingertips

SSA StatementHave you ever received a Social Security Statement in the mail? You know, the one that shows all the earnings you’ve had each year and how much you could receive per month in Social Security benefits when you retire? The Statement contains crucial information workers need to plan for a comfortable retirement. Now, thanks to my Social Security, this information—and so much more— is only a few minutes away!

Your personal my Social Security account is secure and gives you ready access to your earnings records, Social Security benefit estimates, and printable Statements. Those who already receive benefits can view their payment history, current status, and manage their benefits.

To open a personal my Social Security account, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and select “Create an Account” to get started. You must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, U.S. mailing address (or a military address if deployed overseas), and an email address.

In some cases — like if there was reported credit card fraud under your name or Social Security number — you may have to contact your local Social Security office to open a my Social Security account.

Once registered, you can:

  • Verify your earnings history;
  • View estimated Social Security benefits based on your past earnings;
  • View Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid over your lifetime,
  • Print your current Social Security Statement; and
  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in some states)

If you’re currently getting benefits, you can:

  • View benefit payment information;
  • Change your address and phone number;
  • Start or change electronic payments;
  • Get a replacement Medicare card;
  • Get a replacement 1099 for tax season; and,
  • Get a benefit verification letter.

When you sign up for a personal my Social Security account, we use a secure authentication process to protect the privacy of your identity and your Social Security Statement information.  In addition to your unique username and password, you can also further protect your my Social Security account with a secure code texted to your phone every time you log in.

Just one more way Social Security strives to provide customers with peace of mind. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

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923 thoughts on “Your Social Security Statement is now at your fingertips

  1. The company that I am working with issued me my W-2 earnings but with a different SS number. I told my company many times but they have not taken any action on it, can I file my income tax return with my W-2 that have a different SS number. I told my company to issued me another W-2 with my correct SS number but up to now no action on it. What do I have to do, where can I report this mistake.
    Thanks.

  2. I have tried and tried. Something is wrong with your system! I recorded my username and PW and now it won’t work!

  3. I know someone who was appointed administrator for her son’s estate . She needs to get access to his social security earnings history for the legal case she is pursuing. Can she sign into his account because she has been lawfully apponted as administrator and get his history?

    • Hi Russ, thank you for using our blog. No, she cannot sign in and access another individual’s account. She should call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or contact her local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  4. I will be 60yrs Dec.3 may I know how march will be my benefit and how will I prepare towards it.Thank you

    • Hi Clifford, thanks for using our blog. Not sure what benefit you are referring to but our website is an excellent resource for all the benefits administered by Social Security. Social Security can provide you, your spouse, and other eligible members of your family with benefits when you retire, if you become disabled, and when you pass away.

      Use our planners to help you better understand your Social Security protection as you plan for your financial future. Then choose a benefit calculator to get estimates of benefits you and your family may be eligible for. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Joseph, thanks for using 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 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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