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16 September, 2009

Social Security Online: What You Can Do Online

Get help from the Social Security Administration for Your Disability Online Today!

What You Can Do Online
Updated: September 15, 2009
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Field Office Locator
Use your ZIP code to locate the closest Social Security Office.
Available Weekdays (except 2 AM - 3 AM)
Saturday 5 AM - 11 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 10 PM
Holidays 5 AM - 11 PM


Use our Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool to find out if you may be eligible for benefits from a program Social Security administers.
(Available anytime.)
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Note: The "Bookmark" above links to a 3rd party service that is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration. [Disclaimer]

Online Services Hours of Operation*:
(All times ET)
Weekdays 5 AM - 1 AM
Saturday 5 AM - 11 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 10 PM

5 AM - 11 PM on these holidays:
New Years Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Hours for all other holidays are: 5 AM - 1 AM

*Note: Some online applications have additional "Hours of Operation."

Apply for benefits
You can:
Apply for Social Security retirement or spouse's benefits.
Apply for Social Security disability benefits (includes the Adult Disability Report).
Begin or continue the Adult Disability and Work History Report.
When you apply for any type of disability benefits, we need information about your medical, work, and education history to help us decide if you are disabled.
Apply for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs.
Check your application status.
If you applied for Social Security Retirement, Spouse's, or Disability benefits you can check the status of your application online.
Appeal our recent medical decision about your disability claim or continue the appeal you already started.
Note: If you are a professional, representative or organization assisting an adult who is applying for disability benefits, you can use our Adult Disability and Work History Report - PRO.
Do you qualify for benefits?
You can:
Find out what benefits you can apply for
Use our screening tool to help identify all the different Social Security programs for which you may be eligible. (Available anytime.)
Find out if you can get extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs.

Estimate your future benefits
You can:
Use our Retirement Estimator for a retirement estimate based on real time access to your earnings record.
(The secure log-in requires your name, Social Security number, date & place of birth and mother's maiden name.)
Extra hours (Eastern Time): This service is available all day (except 2 AM - 3 AM) on weekdays and holidays.
Find your full retirement age (Available anytime.)
Use our benefit planners to calculate your retirement, disability and survivors benefits. (Available anytime.)
Request a Social Security Statement
Get your personal earnings report and benefit estimates by mail.
This service is available (Eastern Time):
Weekdays - All day (except 2 AM - 3 AM),
Saturday 5 AM - 11 PM,
Sunday 8 AM - 10 PM,
Holidays 5 AM - 11 PM.
Block online and automated telephone access to your personal information.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): This service is available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.

If you get benefits...
You can:
Change your address or telephone number.
This service is available (Eastern Time):
Weekdays and holidays - All day (except 2 AM - 3 AM),
Saturday 5 AM - 11 PM,
Sunday 7 AM - 11 PM.
Get a replacement Medicare Card.
Request a Proof of Income letter.
Get a letter that verifies your Social Security benefit information.
Get a Form 1099/1042S -- Social Security Benefit Statement.
Replace the lost, damaged, or missing tax summary of your Social Security benefits for 2008. (Not available for SSI).
Choose your password.
If you received a password request code (PRC) letter, you can choose your password.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): This service is available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.
Get a password when
You want password access to information about your benefits.
You lost, forgot, or do not have your password or password request code (PRC).
Your password request code has expired.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): Ths service is available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.
Block electronic and automated telephone access to your personal information.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): This service is available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.

Choose your password or block electronic access
If you get benefits, you can:
Choose your password.
If you received a password request code (PRC) letter, you can choose your password.
Block electronic access to your records.
Get a password when
You want password access to information about your benefits.
You lost, forgot, or do not have your password or password request code (PRC).
Your password request code has expired.
Block electronic and automated telephone access to your personal information.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): Password Services are available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.
If you have a password...
You can:
Check your information and benefits.
See the contact, direct deposit, Medicare and payment information we have on file for you.
Change your address or telephone number.
This service is available (Eastern Time):
Weekdays and holidays - All day (except 2 AM - 3 AM),
Saturday 5 AM - 11 PM,
Sunday 7 AM - 11 PM.
Start or change direct deposit.
Change your password or block electronic access to your personal information.
Extra hours (Eastern Time): These services are available on Sunday until 11:30 PM.

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Social Security Online: What You Can Do Online