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Check eligibility for Social Security benefits

Answer a few questions to see if you qualify for benefits right now.

How long it'll take:

10 minutes or less

Our benefits are there for you when you:

  • Age and retire
  • Can't work because of a disability
  • Lose a spouse (or a young child loses a parent)
  • Have difficulty paying for essentials like food, clothing, and a home

We'll tell you which ones you may be eligible for. The answers you share today help us understand what's going on in your life right now. We can't determine if you'll become eligible in the future.