Social Security can provide benefits for you, your spouse, and other family members for when you retire, become disabled and/or when you die.
APPLY FOR BENEFITS
You can apply for Retirement, Spouse’s, Medicare, and Disability social security benefits online at:
You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit your local social security office. To find one near use visit: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
Documents you may need to apply:
TYPES OF BENEFITS
Read more on the different types of benefits at: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/index.html
ESTIMATE YOUR BENEFITS
You can choose from many different online calculators to check if you qualify and to estimate your future retirement benefits, disability benefits, and benefits for your survivors at: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/benefitcalculators.html
HOW YOU RECEIVE YOUR BENEFITS
You receive your social security benefits electronically through a direct deposit or, if you prefer, you can receive your payment on a pre-paid debit card if you sign up for a Direct Express card program. You can also use an electronic transfer account.
For more information on Social Security benefits please visit: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10024.pdf