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Social Security

Social Security can provide you, your spouse and other eligible family members with benefits:

  • When you retire
  • If you become disabled
  • 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 My Social Security online account to:

If you do not receive benefits, you can:

Use a My Social Security online account to get your Social Security Statement in order to review:

  • Estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits
  • Your earnings record
  • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid

How do you create a My Social Security online account?

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 Social Security FAQ Web page to Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

ADRC of Oregon staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

Planning Toolkit

Find information, resources and tools to help you start planning.

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.

How much will services cost?

Calculate your future long-term services and supports expenses.

How will I pay for services?

Estimate your likely future financial resources.

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