How to Create or Access Your Account
Ready to sign up? You can now create your new my Social Security account through either of these two credential service providers: Login.gov or ID.me.
- Login.gov is your one government account for simple, secure, and private access to participating U.S. government agencies.
- ID.me is a single sign-on provider that meets the U.S. government’s online identity proofing and authentication requirements.
I have never accessed my Social Security, and I do not have a Login.gov or ID.me credential:
Visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount to get started. You will have the option to create an account with our preferred credential service provider, Login.gov. You can also access your information with an ID.me account if you have one. Keep in mind:
- You must be 18 years of age or older and have a Social Security number (SSN).
- Many online services can now be accessed overseas with an ID.me account. Please visit www.ssa.gov/foreign for more information.
- You will be redirected to the provider’s website when you select “Sign In with Login.gov” or “Sign in with ID.me.”
- You must provide a valid email address and some additional information.
- Once you create the credential, you will return to the my Social Security webpage for next steps.
I have never accessed my Social Security, but I already have a Login.gov or ID.me credential:
You can sign in with your credential at www.ssa.gov/myaccount and follow the prompts.
I have accessed my Social Security with a Social Security username and password that I created before September 18, 2021:
You should still sign in using your Social Security username and password. This is the first option on the Sign In screen.
I have accessed my Social Security using my existing Login.gov or ID.me credential:
You can sign in to my Social Security using that Login.gov or ID.me credential.
Do you have a security freeze or fraud alert on your credit report?
If you have a security freeze, fraud alert, or both on your credit report, you can still open a personal my Social Security account by temporarily lifting it. To do this, you must:
- Contact our Identity Services Provider and request that they temporarily lift your security freeze or fraud alert.
- Create a personal my Social Security account online after lifting the security freeze or fraud alert.
- Reinstate the security freeze or fraud alert with the Identity Services Provider if needed. When you request a temporary lift of your credit freeze or fraud alert, the Identity Services Provider may automatically reinstate it after your temporary lift expires.
If you don’t want to temporarily lift your security freeze or fraud alert, you can create your account using ID.me or you can contact your local Social Security office for assistance. For more information on security freezes and fraud alerts, read the Federal Trade Commission’s Credit Freeze FAQs.
Your personal my Social Security account is for your use only.
We are committed to protecting the information and resources entrusted to us, including your personal information and investment. For your protection, you’re the only one who can create your personal my Social Security account for your own exclusive use. No one can create or use an account on your behalf, even with your written or verbal permission. Do not allow anyone else to use your account 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.