If you have not visited Social Security’s website to set up your “My Social Security” account then now is a great time to explore your benefit options. Setting up your account is fairly simple and takes less than 5 minutes. There is a dual-factor authentication requirement to access your benefit information. Your account with Social Security can be extremely helpful in planning for retirement or to see what benefits are available should you become disabled.

SSA will give you the option to choose to receive the passcode via text message or email. Having an email address is required to set up a “My Social Security” account, so each user should have access to an email address. This security passcode is required EACH time you log in to your account, not just at registration.