my Social Security: To avoid calling or going to your local Social Security office to get information about your account, you may want to consider creating an online "my Social Security" account. An online "my Social Security" account will serve as a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits. If you currently receive Social Security benefits or have Medicare, you can use the online account to:
To get started, go to http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ , click on the "SIGN IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT" button and follow the prompts.
1. To create a "my Social Security" account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and give 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. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private.
2. You can create a "my Social Security" account only to gain access to your own personal information. Even with a person's written consent, you cannot use this online service to access the records of a person with whom you have a business relationship; or for whom you are an appointed representative. Unauthorized use of this service may subject you to criminal or civil penalties, or both.
3. You may be unable or unwilling to create an online account if you: