Using for Your Social Security and Medicare Benefits

As the official website for the Social Security Administration, (or provides an online portal for you to manage your government health benefits, including your retirement and disability benefits from the federal government. At, 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.
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Written by Brian Greenberg
CEO / Founder & Licensed Insurance Agent

Last updated: September 28th, 2022

Reviewed by Grant Desselle
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Whether you need to obtain a Social Security card, apply for Medicare benefits, or file an appeal with the Social Security Administration, 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 website. 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

Form #PurposeLink
Form SS-5Request a Social Security card
Form SSA-1696-U4Appointment of representative
Form SSA-44Medicare income-related monthly adjustment amount
Form CMS-40BEnrollment In Medicare Part B
OnlineApply for disability benefits
OnlineApply for retirement or Medicare benefits
OnlineApply for extra help (Medicare Prescription Drug plan for low income)
OnlineRequest Medicare card replacement

Additional forms can be found at:

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 or and administer Medicare and Social Security benefits and possess the .gov domain, as they are official federal government websites.

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