Set yourself free.

Open a my Social Security account today and rest easy knowing that you’re in control of your future.


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Received assistance from Social Security to create your account? Finish the process by entering your activation code now.

Suze Orman on Why Creating an Account is Important

Suze Orman explains how a my Social Security account can help you plan for your retirement and why you should create a my Social Security account.

What does a my Social Security account let me do?

If you do not receive benefits, you can:
  • New! Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements;
  • New! Check the status of your application or appeal.
  • Get your Social Security Statement, to review:
    • Estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
    • Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct; and
    • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that:
    • You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or
    • You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them. (The letter will include the date your benefits stopped and how much you received that year.); or
    • You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.
If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:

Thank you for Going Green!

With instant access to your Social Security Statement at any time, you will no longer receive one periodically in the mail, saving money and the environment.

If you would like to receive your Social Security Statement by mail, follow these instructions.

How Do I Create An Account

To create a my Social Security account, you must provide some personal information about yourself. You also must give us answers to some questions that only you are likely to know.

Next, you create a username and password that you will use to access your online account. Then, you will select how you would like to receive a one-time security code by providing the email address you registered or a text-enabled cell phone number. Once you receive the one-time security code, you will need to enter it within 10 minutes to finish creating your account. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private. Social Security maintains a robust cyber-security system, but you are the most important factor in helping us keep your information safe. Read "How You Can Help Us Protect Your Social Security Number and Keep Your Information Safe."

If you have a security freeze, fraud alert, or both on your credit report, you can still open a my Social Security account in person by visiting your local Social Security office. You can also temporarily lift your security freeze or fraud alert to create your account online, and then reinstate it as needed.

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. You can never share the use of your account with anyone else under any circumstances. Unauthorized use of this service is a misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government and could subject you to criminal or civil penalties, or both..