Social Security column: change your address and phone number online with ‘my social security’ – The Coastland Times

Column Social Security: Change your address and telephone number online with ‘my Social Security’

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:02 pm

By Lisa Wallace

If you receive Social Security benefits, the easiest way to change your address and phone number is to get a personal mine Social security account at After creating your account, you can update your contact details from your preferred location. This feature is available to people receiving retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, as well as Medicare enrollees. If you receive additional collateral income, please check the address we have registered with your account.

Visit our mine Social security webpage to get started. To create an account you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Please enter a valid email address.
  • Have a citizen service number (BSN).
  • Enter a US mailing address (including military addresses, APO/FPO/DPO, AE, AP, or AA).
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Once you have a valid email address, you are ready to send your personal . to make mine Social security account. When you come to visit mine Social Security, select the “Create an account” button. You have the opportunity to register your new mine Social Security account with one of our two reference partners: or

  • gov is the only public account for easy, secure, and private access to participating US government agencies.
  • me is a single sign-on provider that meets US government online proof of identity and authentication requirements.

Note: If you already have a or account, you can select the appropriate button to log in with either one and access your personal mine Social security account. If you have previously verified your identity with or, you do not need to do it again. If you don’t have a or account, select the “Create an account” link to start the one-time registration process.

If you create a new credential, we will still complete the identity verification section, so you will need to provide us with some personal information. You will also receive an activation code from us to complete the process.

Remember you can do much of your business with us online at:

Lisa Wallace is a social security public affairs specialist based in North Carolina.


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