Social Security Provides New Personalized Online Services

Social Security Provides New Personalized Online Services

Social Security now offers new online services for people to access their personal records. People can sign up for a free account on “my Social Security” and get access to their records and information while still working—and when they start receiving benefits. It is a convenient, paperless way for people to get this information.

People who already receive Social Security benefits can use this service to:

People who are not yet receiving benefits can use the service to:

  • Estimate of their retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
  • View their earnings record; and
  • Review the estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes they have paid.

To sign up for “my Social Security account,” you must be at least 18 years old, have an email address, a social security number and a U.S. mailing address.

See my Social Security for more information. Also see a recent Social Security press release.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.