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Members of ‘my Social Security’ can get replacement cards online

SSA announces to service to further encourage members to sign-up for site to do business with the agency

June 1, 2015 - The Social Security Administration today introduced the expansion of online services available through its my Social Security portal – seniors and others with a Social Security membership who have also established a my Social Security account can now obtain a replacement card online.

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"I’m excited about this newest online feature to the agency’s my Social Security portal and the added convenience we’re providing Medicare beneficiaries," Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said.

"Any my Social Security account holder who misplaces their Medicare card will be able to request a replacement card using their online my Social Security account."

Requesting a replacement card through my Social Security account is a convenient, cost-effective and secure way to ensure Medicare beneficiaries have a critical piece of identification available when required by medical providers as proof of Medicare coverage, according to the announcement.

Simply access your online my Social Security account and select the “Replacement Documents” tab. Then select “Mail my replacement Medicare card.” After you request a card, it will arrive in the mail in approximately 30 days, according to the SSA.

my Social Security is a secure, online hub for doing business with Social Security, and more than 19 million people have created a personal account.   Current Social Security beneficiaries can manage their account - change an address, adjust direct deposit, obtain a benefit verification letter, or request a replacement SSA-1099.

Account holders still in the workforce can verify their earnings, and obtain estimates of future benefits. In addition to those existing services, Medicare beneficiaries will now be able to request a replacement Medicare card without waiting for a replacement form in the mail.

For more information about my Social Security or to establish an account visit

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