At Each Stage of Your Life, 'my Social Security' is for You
The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is now offering my Social Security, a new online service that allows citizens quick access to their personal Social Security information. With my Social Security, you can set up an online account to use at any time, whether you are currently working, or have yet to receive Social Security benefits.

If you currently receive benefits or have Medicare, you can use your personal online my Social Security account to do the following: If you do not receive Social Security benefits, you can use your personal my Social Security account to get your Social Security Statement. With an online account, you can also view estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; your earnings record; and the estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you've paid.

Where do I begin?

To create an online account, you will be asked provide some personal information about yourself that only you are likely to know. Before registering, you must...
  • Have a valid E-mail address,
  • Have a Social Security number,
  • Have a U.S. mailing address, and
  • Be at least 18 years of age
Next, you will 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. As always, be aware of "phishing" scams or false emails posing as the Social Security Administration. You should go directly to the my Social Security page whenever you are looking to log in or enter your personal information.

Visit my Social Security today for more information, or share it with someone you know!

You can also view a list of Social Security benefits on by visiting our Browse by Federal Agency page and selecting "U.S. Social Security Administration". Use our confidential Benefit Finder to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

IMPORTANT According to the - if you currently receive Social Security benefits and had a password before January 5, 2013, you may have to create a new password for your my Social Security account.