Access Your Social Security Information with a My Social Security Account
With a my Social Security account, people can take control of their future by accessing their online Social Security Statement, which is a great financial planning tool that provides workers age 18 and over their complete earnings history and estimates for future retirement, disability and survivors benefits. The Statement allows workers to verify the accuracy of their earnings each year. This is important since earnings are the basis for determining future retirement benefits as well as their disability benefits in the event that a person needs to file for disability. Individuals who currently receive benefits can sign up for a my Social Security account to get an instant benefit verification letter, change their address and phone number, and start or change direct deposit of their benefit payment. Over 13 million people have established an account. You can establish an account by going to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.