Learn about Social Security, including retirement and disability benefits, how to get or replace your Social Security card, and more.
Social Security and how it works
Social Security provides a source of income when you retire or if you cannot work due to a disability. It may also provide benefits for your legal dependents after your death.
How to get, replace, or correct a Social Security card
Learn how to replace or correct a Social Security card or get one for a baby.
SSDI and SSI benefits for people with disabilities
Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Use Social Security retirement calculators to estimate your benefits
Knowing how much you may receive from Social Security is important for retirement planning. Social Security’s benefit calculators give you a preview of your future payments.
Report the death of a Social Security or Medicare beneficiary
Find out how to notify Social Security and Medicare to cancel benefits for someone who has died.
Getting Social Security benefits if you are living outside the U.S.
Most U.S. citizens can get Social Security benefits while visiting or living outside the U.S. Find out if you qualify.