Social Security Resources

Surprisingly enough, you can now get information about your Social Security account online.
Just go to  Here, you can handle much of your Social Security business quickly and securely from your home or office computer, or your tablet.
At the Social Security website you can:
• create a “my Social Security” account for quick access to your information;
• get an instant, personalized estimate of your future Social Security benefits;
• apply for retirement, disability, spouse’s, and Medicare benefits;
• check the status of your benefit application;
• change your address and phone number, if you receive monthly Social Security benefits
• sign up for direct deposit of Social Security benefits;
• use the benefit planners to help you better understand your Social Security option;
• find additional social security resources
• request a replacement Medicare card; and
• apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs.
Looking for more Social Security information?
Go online to find out almost anything you need to know about the Social Security program. Information is available on subjects ranging from how to get a Social Security number for a newborn to returning to work while receiving disability benefits.
If you need to reach them by phone, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.  They can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.