5 Steps Toward
Your Financial Security
Follow these steps to help secure
today and tomorrow for you and your loved ones
Get to know your Social Security
We’re more than retirement
Social Security is with you throughout your life — supporting friends and family alike. We’re there from day one, when your parent applied for your Social Security number at the hospital. We provide financial security to many children and adults before they reach retirement, including the chronically ill, children of deceased parents, and wounded warriors.
Verify your earnings
Your work history directly impacts your future benefits
Your benefits are calculated using your employment records. Your employer reports your earnings to Social Security. It’s important that you use your personal my Social Security account to check these records yearly to ensure that your earnings are recorded accurately.
Estimate your benefits
Retirement planning starts with us
Social Security is part of a strong retirement plan. We’ll be here when you need us, but you need to take steps to ensure you have enough other retirement income for a comfortable quality of life. Want to know your retirement age, life expectancy, or future benefits? We have several different calculators that can give you an estimate to fit your situation.
Apply for benefits
No need to visit an office
Our secure website allows you to apply for benefits from the comfort of your home or preferred location. From retirement to disability to Medicare benefits, we have you and your loved ones covered.
Manage your benefits
Control your benefits when you need to
my Social Security puts the control of your benefits at your fingertips. On the go or at home, you can access your personal my Social Security account according to your schedule. There’s no need to visit a field office to take care of most of your business with Social Security.