A personal online my Social Security account is a source of information beginning from the time an individual starts working and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. With a my Social Security account, members of the public with Internet access can obtain benefit verification information, update their personal information and start or change direct deposit of their benefit payment.
To create an account, go to the Social Security web site (www.socialsecurity.gov) and enter “my Social Security account” in the upper right hand search box. An individual provides some personal information and answers to some questions that only they are likely to know. Once entered the website will prompt a user on how to set up their account. Even if an individual does not receive benefits, they may use a my Social Security online account to review their Social Security statement, earnings record and estimates of retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.
The Social Security Administration has announced that they will no longer issue Social Security Number verification reports at their field offices, but will continue to issue replacement cards at the local offices.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the KOS team if you have any additional questions about using the my Social Security website.