These are benefits that apply to individuals who have earned enough Social Security credits and are at least age 62.
Once you know which benefits you can apply for visit Apply For Social Security Benefits to apply online.
If you would like to find out if you are eligible for any of Social Security's benefit programs, use SSA’s Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool questionnaire.
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.
Would you like more information about retirement benefits?
Visit SSA's Publications Page and review "Retirement Benefits," Social Security Publication Number 05-10035 or review Chapter 3 of the Social Security Handbook.
You may also contact Social Security by phone at:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)