Did You Know?

Did you know that you can create your own Social Security Account? Yes you can, and it’s actually very simple. Log into the Social Security site and go to the box that says “My Social Security.” Here you will be given simple steps to create your account. By setting up an account you are able to check the status of your claim, update your personal information and much more! While this is a great tool, we ask that clients of The Keener Law Firm please also remember to call us to report any changes too as it’s important that we always have up-to-date information on your claim.

Here are some of the benefits of creating your account as listed on the SSA website:

If you do not receive benefits, you can:

  • Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements;
  • Check the status of your application or appeal.
  • Get your Social Security Statement, to review:
    • Estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
    • Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct; and
    • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that:
    • You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or
    • You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them. (The letter will include the date your benefits stopped and how much you received that year.); or
    • You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.

If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can: