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Citizens urged to create online Social Security account

Acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration Kilolo Kijakazi encourages everyone to create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Born 10 years ago this month, my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing while receiving Social Security benefits.
Over the decade, more than 69 million people have signed up and benefited from the many secure and convenient self-service options. People who set up their my Social Security account have access to additional personalized services. They can request a replacement Social Security card online, if they meet certain requirements. If they already receive Social Security benefits, they can start or change direct deposit online, request a replacement SSA-1099, and if they need proof of their benefits, they can print or download a current Benefit Verification Letter from their account.
People not yet receiving benefits can use their online account to get a personalized Social Security statement, which provides their earnings information as well as estimates of their future benefits. The portal also includes a retirement estimator and links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits.