Access My Social Security From Your Home

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By: Carol Kellam, Social Security District Manager in Salisbury, MD

With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home. With your personal my Social Security account, you can:

o Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits;

o Check the status of your Social Security application;

o Review your work history; and

o Request a replacement Social Security card (in most States).

If you already receive benefits, you can also:

o Get a benefit verification or proof of income letter;

o Set up or change your direct deposit;

o Change your address;

o Request a replacement Medicarecard; and

o Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099).

You can even use your personal my Social Security account to opt out of receiving certain notices by mail, such as the annual cost-of-living adjustments and the income-related monthly adjustment amount notice. Instead, through the Message Center you can receive secure, sensitive communications.

Let your friends and family know that they can create a my Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.