5 Steps to Financial Wellness

Social Security helps women who are eligible for retirement, widows, and survivors benefits. We provide information and tools to help you navigate throughout life’s journey and, when it’s time, provide you a financial safety net. Follow these 5 steps to help you secure today and tomorrow.

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If you answer “NO” to any of these questions, you should open a my Social Security account today.

Your future Social Security benefits are based on your earnings history; do you know if yours is correct?


Do you know how much your monthly retirement benefit amounts change if you retire at 62, 67, or 70?


Do you know what benefits might be available if you become permanently disabled?


If something happened to your spouse, do you know what benefits could be available for you and your children?


Do you know if you qualify for Medicare benefits?


Sign In or Create Your Account Today

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Visit Our Women’s Page

Learn about the many ways women can be empowered through Social Security’s programs. Visit our Women’s webpage, to view our video and check out other resources.

Visit Now

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Estimate Your Retirement

Use our Retirement Estimator to get immediate and personalized retirement benefit estimates. The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. It’s an interactive tool that allows you to create additional scenarios to estimate your benefits with different “stop work” ages and changes in future earnings.

Get Your Estimate

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Visit the Retirement Planner

Visit the Retirement Planner to check out several important things you may want to consider as you prepare for the future.

Start Planning Today

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Read What Every Woman Should Know

We have two helpful publications, What Every Woman Should Know and 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Social Security. Both of these documents will answer many of the questions women have about Social Security.