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Get your free personal online my Social Security account today!

You probably plan to receive Social Security benefits someday. Maybe you already do. Either way, you’ll want a my Social Security account to:

  • Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
  • Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working;
  • Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
  • Manage your benefits:
    • Change your address;
    • Start or change your direct deposit;
    • Get a replacement Medicare card; and
    • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.

Setting up an account is quick, secure, and easy. Join the millions and create an account now!

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If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

If you do not receive benefits, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

  • 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 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.

How do I create a my Social Security Online account?

To create a my Social Security account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and 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. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private.

How do I finish creating an account with an “activation code” I received from Social Security?

If you received assistance from Social Security to create your account, you can finish the process by entering your activation code.

  1. Go to:
  2. Finish creating an account with your activation code
  3. Accept the Terms of Service.
  4. Enter your:
    • Name;
    • 9-digit Social Security number:
    • Date of birth; and
    • One-time activation code.
  5. Follow the directions to create your username and password.
  6. Accept the second Terms of Service.

After you take these simple steps, your personal my Social Security account is created.


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.