Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits Benefits
Program DescriptionTo qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have earned enough Social Security credits
- Are at least age 62 throughout the first month of entitlement
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessIf you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit http://best.ssa.gov.
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.
Once you know which benefits you can apply for, go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline/ to apply online.
You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.
Program Contact Information
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)