Social Security Card Applications, Benefit Verification Letters Moving Online

Published 02/07 2014 11:49AM

Updated 02/07 2014 11:54AM

In order to provide more efficient, cost-effective service to customers, Social Security is offering more online options, as well as the addition of self-service kiosks.

For example, my Social Security provides people a secure, online way to do business with Social Security in an easy and convenient way.

Also, later in 2014, Social Security will stop providing benefit verification letters at local offices. However, customers can still get an instant letter online by creating a personal my Social Security account at, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 to request one by mail.

In addition, Social Security number printouts will no longer be provided as these printouts have no security features and could be easily misused or counterfeited. Anyone needing proof of their Social Security number and does not have a Social Security card, may apply for a replacement card by completing the Application for a Social Security Card and providing the required documentation.

For more details, check the webinar that aired live on January 9, “Benefit Verification Letters Online, Easy as 1-2-3.” The webinar explains how to establish an account on my Social Security, how to get a benefit verification letter and other services offered at our website.

Learn more about Social Security and what we do for you at

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