An online My Social Security account can provide useful information about your Social Security status, as well as give you a way to renew your retirement or disability paperwork, and even request a new Social Security card.
If you have anticipated retirement age, a My Social Security account will show you your expected future benefits. You may also obtain documents to file your taxes, request a benefit verification letter, or change your mailing address and other personal information.
Heres how to access your Social Security benefits online, as well as what sort of information and features youll be able to obtain with your My Social Security account. For more, heres the easiest way to save for retirement. If you receive benefits now, here is the Social Security payment schedule for July.
Create a My Social Security Account.
Youll first need to create a My Social Security account to see all of your Social Security benefits online. Here's how to do it.
1. Go to www.ssa.gov in your browser and select My Social Security number.
2. Next, click Create an Account.
3. Youll be required to sign in with your ID.me account or login.gov account unless you created an account before September 18, 2021. Note that youll need to create one of those accounts if you dont have one.
4. To continue using your account, you will need to agree to the service terms.
5. Upon entering your information, the Social Security Administration will send a one-time security code to your email. Youll need to enter the code within ten minutes to continue accessing your account.
All of your Social Security statements and other information should now be accessible online.
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You may find Social Security information online.
Youll be able to view your Social Security statements when you log in to your online account. If you do not yet receive benefits, youll see an estimate of what you may receive when you retire.
If you retire for example, your chart may show retirement at 62 years old (early), 67 years old (full) and 70 years old (delayed). Note that these retirement ages may change in the future. The longer you wait to retire, the more money you might earn per month.
Youll also see your eligibility and earnings statistics. If youve worked at least 10 years, you'll have enough work credits to receive benefits. If you click on Review your Earnings Record, you'll see your Social Security and Medicare earnings taxed for each year you worked.
What else can you do?
You may do several things with your My Social Security account.
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