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How do I apply for Social Security benefits online at age 70?

| June 09, 2023

To apply for Social Security benefits online at age 70, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Social Security website: The first step is to visit the Social Security Administration's website. The exact URL is

  2. Create or Log into "My Social Security": If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one. If you already have an account, you can log in directly.

  3. Navigate to Retirement/Medicare Start Page: Once logged in, find the section for retirement or Medicare, there should be an option to start a new application.

  4. Fill out the application: You'll need to provide personal information such as your birth date, social security number, information about your work and earnings history, and banking information for direct deposit.

  5. Review and submit your application: Before you submit your application, make sure to review all of the information to ensure it's correct. After you're done, you can submit it.

  6. Save or print the receipt: After you submit the application, you should receive a receipt online. You can print this receipt for your records.

If you have difficulty or need further assistance, consider calling the Social Security Administration's toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.