By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Norfolk, Va. 

With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home.  With your personal my Social Security account, you can:

  • Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits;
    • Check the status of your Social Security application;
    • Review your work history; and
    • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most States). 

If you already receive benefits, you can also:

  • Get a benefit verification or proof of income letter;
    • Set up or change your direct deposit;
    • Change your address; 
    • Request a replacement Medicarecard; and
    • Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099).

You can even use your personal my Social Security account to opt out of receiving certain notices by mail, such as the annual cost-of-living adjustments and the income-related monthly adjustment amount notice.  Instead, through the Message Center you can receive secure, sensitive communications.Paragraph

Let your friends and family know that they can create a my Social Security account today