Keeping up with Social Security while on vacation

You’re used to staying connected to important information, like your bank accounts and social networks, especially on the go.

While you’re vacation, Social Security is available in the same way - easily accessible when you’re away from your home or office.

When you’re going on vacation and want to be sure your Social Security benefits arrive, use my Social Security. A my Social Security account is important whether you receive benefits from Social Security or not. You can:

  • Request a replacement Social Security or Medicare card if you meet certain requirements;
  • Check the status of your application or appeal;
  • Get your Social Security statement; or
  • Get a benefit verification letter stating that:

You receive retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare benefits; or

You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or

You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them; or

You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.

For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

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