How to Use a My Social Security Account
My Social Security allows you to access information from your Social Security record. This recording of a live online training session, presented by AARP in collaboration with Senior Planet, will teach you everything you need to know to get started.
How Do I Open a My Social Security Account?
It’s easy to open an account. Just go to ssa.gov/myaccount and enter your information.
How Does Marriage Affect My Social Security?
You can collect spousal benefits if they’re higher than your individual benefits. You may still be eligible to collect spousal benefits if the marriage ends, depending on several factors.
How Do I Replace My Social Security Card?
You can request a new card online, by mail or in person at a Social Security office. Your new card should arrive by mail within two weeks.
How Do I Get My Social Security Award Letter?
Once your Social Security benefits claim is approved, you’ll receive a letter in the mail. You can order a replacement over the phone or in person.
How Do I Apply for Social Security Benefits?
You can apply online, by phone or in person at your local Social Security office, depending on which type of benefit you’re seeking.
What’s the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision?
If you qualify for Social Security and collect a pension from a job that doesn’t pay FICA taxes, your Social Security income will be reduced but not eliminated.
I Live in the U.S. but I’m Not a Citizen, Can I Collect Social Security?
You can collect Social Security if you meet the age, work and legal U.S. residency requirement.
What’s the Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security?
The government may increase your Social Security benefits on a yearly basis depending on inflation.
How Is Social Security Income Taxed?
Social Security payments are taxed if your overall annual income — including earnings from wages, investments, benefits and pensions — exceeds $25,000 for an individual or $32,000 for a married couple filing jointly.
How Much Will I Get From Social Security?
How much you will collect depends on several factors, including your lifetime earnings and your age when you start collecting Social Security benefits.
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