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My Social Security Disability Online Account

by Megan Roth5 min read
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The My Social Security Disability online account is a personal online services provided by the Social Security Administration through which you can check your Social Security information and also do some of the work you might have with the SSA.

 

How to create a My Social Security account

  • Select the “create an account” tab
  • Provide personal information to confirm your identity
  • Choose a password and user name for your new my Social Security account

 

Eligibility Criteria

To be able to open a My Social Security account, you need to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have an active and valid e-mail ID
  • Have a valid SSN
  • Have a US mailing address

 

What can I do with a My Social Security Disability Account?

There is a lot of work that you previously needed to run around for that you can now do sitting in the comfort of your home.

  • You can access your Social Security Statement to check your earnings and work credits. Checking your details regularly is advisable so that if there is an incorrect entry, it can be corrected immediately. This way, when you do apply for Social Security, be it for your retirement, due to a disability, etc., the process will not be interrupted by incorrect data.
  • You can find out what your benefits estimates are if (god forbid) you need to use Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. This feature will also help you understand what you would get if for your Retirement, when would be the best time to activate your retirement fund. You will also find out what your survivors will get in the event of your passing.
  • You can request for a new Social Security card through your account if your meet the eligibility criteria
  • You can check your application or appeal status if you have applied for Social Security Disability
  • You can even request for your Benefits verification letter

 

Getting your Benefits verification letter using your My Social Security account

You need a benefits verification letter as:

  • Proof of income when you apply for assisted housing, a mortgage,a loan, or any other state/local benefits
  • Proof of current Medicare or insurance coverage
  • Proof of retirement or of your disability
  • Proof of age
  • You can also get a benefits verification letter that states that you didn’t receive Social Security Disability benefits, SSI or Medicare
  • Your benefits verification letter will also show that you were getting benefits in the past but you no longer get them. The letter will show when your benefits ceased as well as the amount of benefits you got for the year.
  • You benefit letter can also be used as proof that you applied for your benefits but you haven’t been given any answer yet.

 

To request for your verification letter

  • You need to sign in to your My Social Security account
  • You Benefits verification letter will be displayed and now you can either take a printout of it, or you can download it and save it on your device.

 

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