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Social Security, presented by J. Dyer March 21, 2021 375

Online tools make it easier to plan for retirement


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  • It’s never too early to start planning for retirement
  • You can review your entire earnings history in your my Social Security account
  • You can complete your application online
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You can apply for retirement when you are at least 61 years and 9 months old


It’s never too early to start planning for retirement, and our online tools can make your planning easier.  Visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount to access your my Social Security account, get a personalized estimate of your retirement benefits based on your earnings record, and find out how your benefit amount increases depending on the age you start them.  Don’t have a my Social Security account?  You can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount

You can also review your entire earnings history in your my Social Security account.  It is important that your earnings history is correct because we base your benefit amount on the earnings reported to us.  If you find an error, the publication, How to Correct Your Social Security Earnings Record, at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10081.pdf, tells you how to get your information corrected. 

When you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, you can complete our online application in as little as 15 minutes at www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement.  We will contact you if we need any further information.  You can check the status of your application with your personal my Social Security account too. 

You can apply online for Social Security retirement benefits, or benefits as a spouse, if you meet all of the following criteria:

  •  Are at least 61 years and nine months old.
  •  Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record.
  •  Have not already applied for retirement benefits.
  •  Want your benefits to start no later than four months in the future.  (We cannot process your application if you apply for benefits more than four months in advance.)

Find out more about our online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices.

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