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Can I file for Social Security Retirement online?

In recent years, the Social Security Administration has added online services for your convenience. You may file for your retirement online by accessing the Social Security Administration’s website at www.ssa.gov.

Once you have filed for your retirement benefits, you can receive a password that will allow you to perform a variety of tasks that are related to your account. Some of the services that may be available to you include the ability to change your address and telephone number, apply for a replacement Medicare card, request a proof of income letter, change your direct deposit information, and view your record with the Social Security Administration.

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  • Social Security Retirement Questions

    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions

  • What is an overpayment?

  • Will my Social Security Retirement check be reduced if I work?

  • How much can I work before my Social Security Retirement check gets reduced?

  • How does self-employment affect Social Security Retirement benefits?

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