Social Security Providing faster service to more people in more places
Social Security has expanded the online services available with a my Social Security account. With my Social Security, people can set up an online account and use it during their working years as well as throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.
Your Clients Receiving Benefits?
Now if your clients need proof of their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits, let them know that they can get a benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record online instantly through a my Social Security account.
As of October 2014, we will no longer offer benefit verification information in Social Security offices. Beneficiaries needing a verification letter must use this online service or call us toll free at 1-800-772-1213 to request one.
The benefit verification letter is official proof of:
- Benefit amount and type;
- Medicare start date and withholding amount; and
Your Clients Not Receiving Benefits?
With a my Social Security account, your clients not receiving benefits yet can get easy access to their Social Security Statement and review estimates of their benefits, their earnings record, and estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes they paid.
Materials You Can Use
Help us spread the word!
How To Create An Online Account—This new fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an account through my Social Security, and the reverse side explains how to get a benefit verification letter.
The Fastest Way To Verify Social Security And Supplemental Security Income Benefits—This new flier provides information for advocates, social service agencies, and other third parties to help them get benefit verification letters from their clients more easily. It tells them they can provide better service, because their clients don’t have to travel to a Social Security office or wait for a verification letter in the mail. Third parties should pair it with How To Create An Online Account.