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Social Security: Top 10 Social Security Web Pages 2022 | Lifestyles

There’s no better place to do business with us or get answers than on our website. We are constantly striving to improve our web pages and add online services to serve you better. Here are our top 10 web pages of 2022:

1. Open your own my Social Security account, where you can check your income, view your social security statement, get future benefit estimates, get a benefit verification letter, update your social security information if you receive benefits, and more, at www. ssa.gov/myaccount.

2. Our hub for Social Security news and updates is our blog at blog.socialsecurity.gov. You can use social media to easily share these informative articles with your friends and family.

3. Need answers to your questions about social security? Another valuable source of information is our Frequently Asked Questions web page at www.ssa.gov/faq.

4. You can complete and submit our online application for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes at www.ssa.gov/retirement.

5. You can easily apply for disability benefits online at www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability.

6. Visit our library of online publications (including audio versions) on key topics at www.ssa.gov/pubs.

7. You can learn more about Medicare at www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare.

8. You can transact most business with us online when you visit our online services page at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices.

9. There may be times when you need to complete a form and submit it to us. You can easily find all of our forms at www.ssa.gov/forms.

10. Learn to recognize Social Security scams and report them at www.ssa.gov/fraud.

Remember, if you need help, information, or are ready to do business with Social Security, the first place to go is our website. Save time and go online!

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Q: Why subscribe to a My Social Security online account?

A: My Social Security provides you with a personal online account that you can use securely to verify your social security information and do business with us. With a my Social Security account, you can:

• Keep track of your earnings and check them annually.

• Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working.

• Obtain a replacement Social Security card (available in Illinois and many other states).

• Obtain a letter with proof of your benefits if you are currently receiving them.

• Manage your benefits:

o Change your address or phone number.

o Start or modify your direct deposit.

o Obtain a replacement Medicare card.

o Obtain a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.

To find all available services and create an account, go to www.ssa.gov/myaccount.

Q: I am expecting a baby. How do I get a social security number for my baby?

A: Ask for a number at the hospital when applying for your baby’s birth certificate. The state agency that issues birth certificates will share your child’s information with us and we will mail you the Social Security card. You can learn more about the Social Security number and card by reading our online publication Social Security Numbers for Children, available at www.ssa.gov/pubs.

This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For quick answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at 800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.