How to Check Social Security Online

Check your social security online.

Whether you already receive Social Security benefits or wish to receive a Social Security statement, you can check your Social Security information through the official Social Security Online government site. This site also allows you to calculate how much you'll receive by the time you retire, order a replacement Medicare card, and apply for social security benefits directly through the site. The Social Security Online site also allows you to block anyone from accessing your personal information.

  • Social Security card
  • Application confirmation number

1 Check Your Social Security Application Status

2 Open your Internet browser

Open your Internet browser, and click the URL field at the top of the browser window. Enter to Social Security Online website's URL and press the "Enter" or "Return" key on your keyboard.

3 Select the Check the Status of your Application link

Select the "Check the Status of your Application" link under the "What You Can Do" section located on the left side of the browser window.

4 Enter your social security number

Enter your social security number in the blank field, and enter the confirmation number located in the confirmation email you received from the Social Security Administration. Click "Next" to view the your application's status.

5 Request Social Security Statement

6 Open your Internet browser-2

Open your Internet browser and go to the Social Security Online site. Click the "Your Social Security Earnings Statement" link underneath the "What You Can Do" section in the browser window.

7 Click the

Click the "Need to Request a Statement?" button in the browser window, and scroll down to the bottom of the following page.

8 Click the Request a Social Security Statement button

Click the "Request a Social Security Statement" button at the bottom of the window, and enter your social security number in the appropriate field. Enter your first name, middle initial and last name, and enter your date of birth from the drop-down menu.

9 Select your place

Select your place of birth from the drop-down menu, select your gender and enter your mother's maiden name. Enter your mailing address and your phone number, and click the "Continue" button.

10 Click the Done button

Click the "Done" button to complete the statement request and exit the Internet browser.