Social Security is part of the retirement plan for almost every American worker. It provides replacement income for qualified retirees and their families. This section of our website helps you better understand the program, the application process, and the online tools and resources available to you.
Plan for your future and understand how Social Security fits into your retirement.
Ready to apply? Get everything you need to know about the process and start your application.
Already receiving retirement benefits? Go here for resources to maximize your retirement.
Retirement Online Services
Retirement Calculator Get personalized retirement benefit estimates based on your actual earnings history.
Apply For Retirement Benefits Our online retirement application lets you apply for retirement in as little as 15 minutes.
Return To A Saved Application Already started an application? Pick up where you left off.
Check Your Application Status Confirm that we received your application, see if we’ve made a decision, and more.
Calculators Section We have a variety of calculators to help you plan for the future or estimate your needs now, with or without creating an online account.
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Social Security Matters
Our blog — Social Security Matters — is the place to find in-depth articles and insights into our programs, online services, current events, and human-interest stories
Fraud Prevention And Reporting
Learn more about what we are doing to help prevent fraud and understand what steps you can take to help minimize your own risk.