Sign Up for a “my Social Security” Account

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for administering retirement and disability benefits.  Disability insurance or even early retirement benefits can be critical to an individual who is no longer able to work due to a cancer diagnosis.  However, many individuals don’t even know if they are eligible for these benefits, and if they are, how much they might receive.

That is why it is important to sign up for a “my Social Security” account.  These online accounts provide secure and convenient access to earnings records, estimates for retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits.

In the past, the SSA would automatically mail this information to every person with a social security number annually.  However, the easiest way to ensure regular access to updated information is to sign up for a “my Social Security” account at https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.do.

To sign up you must:

  • Have a valid E-mail address,
  • Have a Social Security number,
  • Have a U.S. mailing address, and
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

For more information, visit https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/materials.html#&a0=8.

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