Explore the Benefits You May Be Due

Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến to find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers. Based on your answers to questions, this tool will list benefits for which you might be eligible and tell you more information about how to qualify and apply.

The questions and answers below are about a few of the life changes that could possibly increase your benefits.

Has your spouse or ex-spouse died?

If your spouse or ex-spouse has died, you may be eligible for a higher survivor benefit based on his or her work. The death of an ex-spouse may allow you to be eligible for a higher survivor benefit even if you are already receiving a survivor benefit on another spouse.

Are you receiving Medicare benefits based on your work that includes at least 10 years of earnings from which you paid Social Security taxes?

If you are at least age 65, you may be eligible for cash benefits on your own record. If you are full retirement age or older, you can work and receive your monthly Social Security benefits, no matter how much you earn.  Please review this publication for more information.

Is your adult child who was helping to support you deceased?

If your child had enough work credits and was providing at least half of your support, you may be eligible for a higher parent's benefit based on his or her work.

Are you receiving Social Security benefits based on your spouse’s work?

If you have worked, you may be eligible for a higher retirement benefitTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến based on your own work.

Are you receiving Social Security benefits based on your parent’s work?

If you have worked, you may be eligible for a higher disability benefit based on your own work.

Are you currently unmarried but formerly married for 10 years or more?

If you are at least 62 years old and unmarried, you may be eligible for a benefit based on a former spouse’s work if that marriage lasted 10 years or more.

Is your child entitled to Social Security child's benefits based on your spouse's work?

You may be eligible for spouse's benefitsTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến if you have in your care a child who is under age 16 or disabled prior to age 22.

Are you receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security benefits and have past military service?

If you served in the U.S. military, you may be eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration. Visit this link for more information:

Are you receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and have a parent who is deceased or receiving Social Security benefits?

If you are unmarried and under age 18 or were disabled prior to age 22, and your parent is deceased or receiving Social Security benefits, you may be eligible for child benefitsTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến based on your parent’s work.

Has your income declined or have you experienced a loss of financial resources?

You may be able to get additional income through the Supplemental Security IncomeTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến program, which helps seniors and the disabled who have limited income and financial resources.

IMPORTANTTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến: If you are receiving benefits, there are certain life events that you are required to report. For a complete list, please select the publication below that applies to the type of benefits you receive.

NOTE: Failure to report a change may result in an overpayment.

What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement Or Survivors Benefits

What You Need To Know When You Get Social Security Disability Benefits
(Pages 11-18)

What You Need To Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến (Pages 7-19)

Contacting Social Security

Our website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of .

In addition to using our website, you can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We treat all calls confidentially. We can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. We can provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. (You can use our automated response system to tell us a new address or request a replacement Medicare card.) If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

We also want to make sure you receive accurate and courteous service. That is why we have a second Social Security representative monitor some telephone calls.