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Your Social Security Statement is now at your fingertips

July 7, 2016 • By

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 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

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  1. Hubert A. parisian

    I can not reach social security to cancel my Medicare part B coverage with Aetna Ins Co. can you please cancel this monthly charge ($148.50) as of 12/01/2020 thanks. Please advise by
    Hubert Parisian

    • Vonda

      Hi Hubert, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to terminate Medicare Part B. We hope this helps!

  2. Charlotte R Singleton-Calmes

    I have been receiving SSDI since March of 2015 haven’t worked since 2012, am now 60 years old can I apply for SSI income also am I eligible?

    • Vonda

      Hi Charlotte, thanks for using our blog to ask your question. If you have low income and limited resources, you may be able to receive SSI in addition to monthly Social Security benefits. 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 Insurance (SSDI) benefits, on the other hand, are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For more information on the difference between Social Security disability and SSI, check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page.

  3. Cory L Jessop

    I receive SS CHECK and my medicare premiums are deducted. On the Mysocialsecurity site, I am able to view my ss check amounts by month,with the option of seeing the last month paid in detail showing my Medicare premium deducted for that month on a pull-down window. It does not offer me the option to see the details of any of the previous months, just the total payment. I need to prove to my Retirement Spending Acct from my previous employer those pyts were deducted from my SS check,then they will reimburse me for the Medicare premiums.

    • Vonda

      Hi Cory, thanks for using our blog. A benefit verification letter provides Medicare information such as current and past Medicare premium details. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. We hope this helps!

  4. Diane Dansereau

    I’m on ssi disability, since jan 2020 how do i get my verification letter as my permanent source of income. Some of my Utility companies request proof of my monthly income. i will be qualified to be placed on there Low Income Energy Program’s.. And The Final Payment Date Scheduled To Be Deposted Into My Account For The Remaining Balance Still Owed To Me From My Back Pay I Was Also Awarded For ?? Thank you For Your Help!

    • Vonda

      Hi Diane, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. This letter is sometimes called a budget letter, a benefits letter, a proof of income letter or a proof of award letter. You also may be able to request a benefit verification letter by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a proof of income letter. We hope this helps.


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