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Registration Requirements For Direct Payments To Representatives

05-10001, ICN 451383,

Find out what attorneys and other representatives need to know to get paid directly from a claimant's past-due benefits.

Social Security Protects Your Investment


Social Security use a variety of proven techniques that identify suspected fraud, waste, or abuse.

Government Pension Offset

05-10007, ICN 451453,

Learn how your Social Security benefits may be reduced if you get a pension based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes.

Social Security Number and Card — Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals


Learn more about how child noncitizens with deferred action may be able to get a Social Security number.

Information for Advocates, Social Service Agencies, and Other Third Parties - Request a Replacement Social Security Card Online


If your clients need a replacement Social Security card, let them know that they may be able to request a replacement card online using their own my  Social Security account.

What Same-Sex Couples Need To Know


Get an overview of benefits for same-sex couples.

How Workers' Compensation And Other Disability Payments May Affect Your Benefits

05-10018, ICN 454500,

Find out how workers' compensation and other public disability benefits may reduce your Social Security benefits.

A Guide For Farmers, Growers And Crew Leaders

05-10025, ICN 455350,

If you work in the farming industry, learn what your Social Security and Medicare taxes cover and find out how to report your employees' income, as well as how to report your own.

Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

05-10030, ICN 456098,

Find out how you can receive expedited processing of your disability claim from Social Security if you became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001.

Schedule of Social Security Payments - Calendar 2017


Get a current schedule for Social Security and SSI benefit payments in an easy-to-read calendar format.

Schedule of Social Security Payments - Calendar 2018


Get a current schedule for Social Security and SSI benefit payments in an easy-to-read calendar format.

Schedule of Social Security Payments - Calendar 2019


Get a current schedule for Social Security and SSI benefit payments in an easy-to-read calendar format.

Online Services From - Apply for Retirement, Disability, Medicare And So Much More!

05-10032, ICN 456200,

Learn about the convenient and secure online services available from Social Security.

Social Security’s Electronic Wage Reporting (Forms W-2)

05-10034, ICN 456208,

If you run a business, make your first stop for information on W-2s, electronic filing and verifying Social Security numbers.

Parent's Benefits


This publication explains survivors benefits information for parents of deceased workers.

The "Notch" Provision


Learn how correcting a flawed formula for calculating cost-of-living adjustments affected beneficiaries born in 1917 through 1921.

This is an archival or historical document and may not reflect current policies or procedures.

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Social Security


This publication explains essential Social Security and benefit information for working women.

Use Electronic Records Express to Send Records Related to Disability Claims

05-10046, ICN 460276,

Discover the advantages of submitting health records electronically for disability claims.

How State And Local Government Employees Are Covered By Social Security And Medicare


Learn why some state and local employees are covered by their public pensions only; some are covered by both public pensions and Social Security; and some are covered by Social Security only.

Get Your Benefit Verification Online with my Social Security


You can get a benefit verification letter online instantly by using your personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one today. It’s easy, convenient and secure.

Replace Your Social Security Tax Documents with Ease


Use my Social Security to get your Benefit Statement, also known as a SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S.

Information for Tax Preparers


Tax Preparers can learn about our useful resources for helping their clients easily access tax related documents and services.

Incentives To Help You Return To Work

05-10060, ICN 463261,

Find out how disabled Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries can return to work and still receive health care and benefits.

Your Ticket To Work

05-10061, ICN 463262,

If you receive disability benefits and want to work, learn how you can take advantage of the Ticket to Work program and still keep your benefits and Medicare coverage while you make the transition.

Your Ticket To Work: What You Need To Know To Keep It Working For You

05-10062, ICN 463263,

Learn how Social Security determines a person's progress under the Ticket to Work program and how earnings affect benefits.

Employment Networks In Social Security's Ticket To Work Program

05-10065, ICN 463278,

Find out how disability beneficiaries can get vocational rehabilitation, employment and other support services from public and private providers, employers and other organizations.

How To File An Unfair Treatment Complaint Concerning An Administrative Law Judge


Learn what you should do if you think the administrative law judge who conducted your hearing treated you unfairly.

Get Your Payments Electronically

05-10073, ICN 467520,

Receiving Social Security payments electronically is a simple, safe and secure way to receive your benefits — even if you don't have a bank account.

If You Are A Farm Worker

05-10074, ICN 467750,

Learn how Social Security can help you and your family, the importance of your Social Security number, how your boss reports your earnings, and how to make sure your earnings are reported correctly.

A Special Examination Is Needed For Your Disability Claim

05-10087, ICN 468580,

After you apply for disability benefits, you may need special medical exams or tests before we can decide whether you qualify.

Incentive Payments For State And Local Institutions Under Social Security Programs


Find out how some institutions can receive payments for reporting information about confined or incarcerated people.

Your Right To Question The Decision To Stop Your Disability Benefits

05-10090, ICN 468610,

If you disagree with our decision that you are no longer disabled, find out how you can appeal it.

Nutrition Assistance Program

05-10100, ICN 468650,

Get information about various nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

Review Of Your Eligibility For Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs: Some Things You Should Know

05-10111, ICN 444780,

Social Security may contact beneficiaries currently receiving Extra Help to review their status and ensure their eligibility for Extra Help.

What You Can Do Online

05-10121, ICN 444812,

Get the web address for the online services available from Social Security.

What Every Woman Should Know

05-10127, ICN 480067,

Learn about valuable Social Security program information, such as who is eligible for various benefits and the importance of reporting income properly.

What Prisoners Need To Know

05-10133, ICN 468767,

Find out how to apply for or get Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits reinstated after release from jail, prison or certain other public institutions.

The Appeals Process (For Disability Claims In The Following Areas: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, North And West Los Angeles, California)


Learn how the disability appeals process is a little different in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and North and West Los Angeles, California.

What You Need To Know When You Get Social Security Disability Benefits

05-10153, ICN 480165,

Find out what you can expect from Social Security and how and when to report changes that can affect your benefits.

Special Benefits For World War II Veterans

05-10158, ICN 469042,

Find out about a special program for certain veterans of World War II.

Social Security Administration Ticket to Work program information for tribal programs and tribal nations


Social Security Administration Ticket to Work program information for tribal programs and tribal nations.

Agreement Between the United States and Hungary


The agreement between the United States and Hungary improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries.

Agreement Between the United States and Brazil


Agreement Between the United States and Brazil

How International Agreements Can Help You

05-10180, ICN 480195,

Learn about the agreements the United States has made with other countries to help you avoid double taxation while working abroad and also help you qualify for future Social Security benefits.

Agreement Between The United States And The United Kingdom


The agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries.

How You Can Help Us Protect Your Social Security Number and Keep Your Information Safe


You can help Social Security protect your Social Security number and information with a few simple steps. This fact sheet explains how.

Request Your Social Security Card Online


Learn how you can request a replacement Social Security card online.

Your Retirement Checklist


When to start receiving retirement benefits is a personal decision based on your situation. Learn about factors to consider as you think about when to start receiving your Social Security retirement benefits.

Monthly Wage Reporting And SSI For Sheltered Workshops

05-10501, ICN 470101,

Learn how sheltered workshops can participate in electronic monthly wage reporting and help Social Security make accurate payments to workers who get SSI.

Entering The Community After Incarceration - How We Can Help

05-10504, ICN 382004,

Find out how Social Security beneficiaries can have their benefits restarted after being released from prison.

Medicare Annual Verification Notices: Frequently Asked Questions

05-10507, ICN 470110,

Find out more about income-related monthly adjustment amounts for Medicare premiums.

How To Use The Online Retirement Estimator

05-10511, ICN 470115,

Get step-by-step instructions for using the online Retirement Estimator.

Medicare In Puerto Rico

05-10521, ICN 470134,

Puerto Rican residents can avoid penalties by asking for Medicare Part B, medical insurance, at the same time they apply for Medicare Part A.

How To Apply Online For Retirement, Spouses Or Medicare Benefits

05-10523, ICN 470140,

Get easy-to-follow instructions for using Social Security’s online benefit application.

Apply Online For Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

05-10525, ICN 470142,

Learn how easy it is to apply online for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs.



Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are adjusted to reflect the increase, if any, in the cost of living. This fact sheet explains the purpose of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and how it is figured.

Retirement Information For Medicare Beneficiaries

05-10529, ICN 470146,

Here’s information that can help you decide when to start receiving your Social Security retirement benefits.

How To Apply Online For Medicare Only

05-10531, ICN 470148,

Get step-by-step instructions—complete with screen shots—on how to use the online Medicare-only benefit application.

Medicare Premiums: Rules For Higher-Income Beneficiaries

05-10536, ICN 470149,

If you have higher income, find out why you will pay an additional premium amount for Medicare Part B and Medicare prescription drug coverage.

How To Create An Online Account

05-10540, ICN 459261,

Get step-by-step instructions for creating a “my Social Security” account.

Apply Online for Disability Benefits: The most convenient way to apply for disability

05-10550, ICN 463251,

Find out about the advantages of applying online for disability benefits.

The Fastest Way To Verify Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

05-10552, ICN 463256,

Get a benefit verification letter instantly through your own account at the “my Social Security” web portal.

Getting A Replacement Social Security Card


This information for advocates, social service agencies and other third parties explains how to help clients get a replacement Social Security card.

How to Get Proof of Social Security Numbers or Benefits


Information for agencies and other organizations on how to get proof of Social Security Numbers or Benefits.

Social Security Administration’s 100% Permanent & Total Veterans Initiative


The Social Security Administration is launching a new initiative to provide expedited processing of disability claims filed by veterans who have a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).

Social Security Coverage For Employees Of Foreign Governments And Instrumentalities Of Foreign Governments Working In The United States


Learn if your earnings are covered by Social Security if you work in the United States for a foreign government or an instrumentality of a foreign government.

The Facts about Social Security’s Disability Program


Learn the facts about Social Security's disability program.

What You Need to Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18

05-11005, ICN 480260,

Learn about the age-18 redetermination, work incentives, and services that help children who receive SSI make the transition to adult life.

What You Need To Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

05-11011, ICN 480265,

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of SSI recipients — what they can expect, events they must report and how to report them.

A Guide To SSI For Groups And Organizations

05-11015, ICN 480300,

This is a comprehensive explanation of SSI tailored to groups and organizations that serve or have contact with the SSI population.

Working While Disabled - A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self Support

05-11017, ICN 480302,

Learn how to develop a plan for achieving self-support while still receiving SSI benefits.

SSI In Hawaii


Learn about the money the state of Hawaii adds to federal SSI payments each month.

SSI In Vermont


Learn about the money the state of Vermont adds to federal SSI payments each month.

How Religious Exemptions Work


Learn about how some people may request a religious exemption from paying SECA or FICA taxes if they are members of a religious sect opposed to receiving payments made because of disability, death, or old age/retirement.

Red Book

64-030, ICN 436900,

The Red Book is a general reference tool designed to provide a working knowledge of these provisions. We write the Red Book primarily for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve persons with disabilities. We also expect that applicants and beneficiaries will use it as a self-help guide.

Blue Book


This edition of Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, also known as the Blue Book, has been specially prepared to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. It explains how each program works, and the kinds of information a health professional can furnish to help ensure sound and prompt decisions on disability claims.

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)


Get general information about options available to ESRD patients.

Why You Should Have Your Hearing By Video

70-067, ICN 443300,

If you are getting ready for a hearing before an administrative law judge, Social Security offers an efficient method using new technology—video hearings. With video hearings, we can make the hearing more convenient for you. Often an appearance by video hearing can be scheduled faster than an in-person appearance.

Electronic Services For Appointed Representatives Hearings and Appeals

70-070, ICN 443200,

Appointed representatives can access their clients' electronic claim folders (eFolders) pending at the hearing level via a secured website.

Your Right To An Administrative Law Judge Hearing And Appeals Council Review Of Your Social Security Case

70-10281, ICN 443200,

If you are eligible for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income Benefits, we want to make sure that you get them on time and in the right amount. After we decide whether or not you are eligible for benefits, or that we will stop your benefits, or change the amount, we send you a letter explaining our decision. If you do not agree with our decision, you have the right to appeal it. When you ask for an appeal, Social Security may review the entire decision, including those parts which were favorable to you.