At each stage of your life, my Social Security is for you. Your personal online my Social Security account is a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits.

If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

If you do not receive benefits, you can:

Use a my Social Security online account to:

  • Get your Social Security Statement , to review:
    • Estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
    • Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts we post are correct; and
    • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that:
    • You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or
    • You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them (The letter will include the date your benefits stopped and how much you received that year.); or
    • You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.

How do I create a my Social Security Online account?

To create a my Social Security account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and give us answers to some questions that only you are likely to know. Next, you create a username and password that you will use to access your online account. This process protects you and keeps your personal Social Security information private.

How do I finish creating an account with an “activation code” I received from Social Security?

  1. Go to:
  2. Finish creating an account with your activation code
  3. Accept the Terms of Service.
  4. Enter your:
    • Name;
    • 9-digit Social Security number:
    • Date of birth; and
    • One-time activation code.
  5. Follow the directions to create your username and password.
  6. Accept the second Terms of Service.

After you take these simple steps, your personal my Social Security account is created.


You can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.  You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. You can never share the use of your account with anyone else under any circumstances. Unauthorized use of this service is a misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government and could subject you to criminal or civil penalties, or both.