Social Security can provide you, your spouse and other eligible family members with benefits:
- When you retire
- If you have a disability
- When you die
Social Security benefits planners
Social Security benefits planners help you understand your Social Security protection as you plan for your financial future.
My Social Security account
This personal online tool can help you at any stage of your life. My Social Security is a valuable information source beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits.
If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:
Use a Social Security online account to:
If you do not receive benefits, you can:
Use a Social Security online account to get your Social Security Statement in order to review:
How do you create a Social Security online account?
- Estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits
- Your earnings record
- The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid
You must provide some personal information about yourself. You must also answer some questions that only you are likely to know. Next, you create a username and password you will use to access your online account. This process protects you and keeps your Social Security information private.
Here are instructions on how to create an account.
Learn more about the Social Security benefits and information online or visit the page to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Apply for Social Security benefits online
You can apply online for retirement benefits, disability benefits or Medicare if you meet certain criteria.
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you could get Social Security benefits. This tool will list benefits you may be eligible for and tell you more about how to qualify and apply. BEST is not an application for benefits.