Social Security: How to change your address

Many Americans receive different types of Social Security benefits like retirement, disability, and even spousal benefits.

homepage for my social security website so people can update information like their address for benefits

If you receive any of these or Medicare, you need to be sure your address on file is accurate.

This can be done in your My Social Security account online.


How to replace your SS card online

Changing your address for Social Security purposes

You may change your address under your “My Profile” section of your My Social Security account page.

If you collect Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, you cannot use this service.

You need a U.S. mailing address in order to use this service as well.

You may see which address is on record with the SSA by looking at your My Profile tab in your account.


Working past age 62

If you’re on SSI and need to change your address, contact the SSA directly.

You can do this by calling 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. or by contacting your local SSA office.

If you aren’t receiving any benefits or enrolled in Medicare, you do not need to worry about the address on file right now.

Eligibility for spousal and your own benefits

Starting your “My Social Security” online account