Hello. I'm Leanna from Social Security. Welcome to our online application for Retirement, Spouses, and Medicare benefits.

Thank you for choosing to apply online for Social Security benefits. If you're using this application for the first time, we recommend that you review and print the Checklist For The Online Medicare, Retirement, and Spouses Applications. Use the checklist as a guide to gather information you will need while using our online application. Once you've gathered the information you need, you can start by selecting the "Start a New Application" button.

As you complete the online Retirement, Spouses, and Medicare application, we will ask you to provide only personal information we need to process your application. Your personal information is safe and secure with us. After you provide a few details about yourself, we will give you a re-entry number.

Make sure you print or write this number down. Completing the application should take less than 15 minutes. While we recommend you complete and submit your application all at once, we know that that's not always possible. Your re-entry number will allow you to save your application and return at any time. When you return to your saved information, you will be able to continue right where you left off. If you lose your re-entry number you will have to start over from the beginning, so please, keep your re-entry number in a safe place.

If you're completing this application for yourself, you will sign and submit it electronically. You will then receive a confirmation number and instructions on how to check the status of your online application. Please note, if you are completing this application for someone else, you will not electronically sign the application or receive a confirmation number. We will mail the application to the person applying. They will need to sign and return it to their local Social Security office. Thank you for using our online Retirement, Spouses, and Medicare application. We hope you find it convenient and easy to use.