Using SSA.gov for Your Social Security and Medicare Benefits
As the official website for the Social Security Administration, SSA.gov (or SocialSecurity.gov) provides an online portal for you to manage your government health benefits, including your retirement and disability benefits from the federal government. At SSA.gov, you can learn how to apply for your Social Security and Medicare benefits. The information available on this website can also help you understand what you qualify for.
SocialSecurity.gov Important Elements:
Whether you need to obtain a Social Security card, apply for Medicare benefits, or file an appeal with the Social Security Administration, SSA.gov provides a managed system to assist you in the process — without the need to visit a Social Security office.
If you need to speak to someone in person at an SSA office, you can find out which office is closest to you by using the locator on the SocialSecurity.gov website.
SSA.gov Important Forms:
Filling out the forms you need before you visit the Social Security office will help speed up the visit. After your visit, you can monitor the process online at SSA.gov.
|Form SS-5||Request a Social Security card||https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf|
|Form SSA-1696-U4||Appointment of representative||https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-1696.html|
|Form SSA-44||Medicare income-related monthly adjustment amount||https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-44.pdf|
|Form CMS-40B||Enrollment In Medicare Part B||https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms-Items/CMS017339.html|
|Online||Apply for disability benefits||https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/dib|
|Online||Apply for retirement or Medicare benefits||https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/rib|
|Online||Apply for extra help (Medicare Prescription Drug plan for low income)||https://secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start|
|Online||Request Medicare card replacement||https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-01735|
Additional forms can be found at: https://www.ssa.gov/forms/
For additional questions about the website, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
True Blue Life Insurance is not affiliated with Social Security.gov or SSA.gov. SocialSecurity.gov and SSA.gov administer Medicare and Social Security benefits and possess the .gov domain, as they are official federal government websites.