You can complete an application for Retirement, Spouse's, Medicare, or Disability Benefits online.
If you live in the U.S., you can also call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit your local office to apply for these or any other kind of benefits.
If you live outside the U.S. you can, contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office, U.S. Embassy or consulate, or the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) in the Philippines.
To see the information you will need when you apply, select the type of benefits you want from the list below:
- Child's Benefits
- Disability Benefits
- Lump-Sum Death Payment
- Mother’s or Father’s Benefits
(You must be caring for the child of a deceased person.)
- Parent's Benefits
(You must have been dependent on your child at the time of his or her death.)
- Retirement Benefits
- Spouse's or Divorced Spouse's Benefits
- Widows/Widowers or Surviving Divorced Spouse's Benefits