Ready To Retire? Apply Online With Social Security
It’s never too early to start planning for retirement and our online tools can help. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/
You can also use your my Social Security account to see your entire work history to be sure we have all of your wages recorded correctly, which is important because we base your benefit amount on the earnings reported to us. If you find an error with your work history, read this publication for more information: www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/
When you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, you can conveniently complete our online application in as little as 15 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/
You can apply online for Social Security retirement benefits, or benefits as a spouse, if you:
- Are at least 61 years and 9 months old.
- Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record.
- Have not already applied for retirement benefits.
- Want your benefits to start no later than 4 months in the future. (We cannot process your application if you apply for benefits more than 4 months in advance)
Find out more about our online services at www.socialsecurity.gov/