Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits

Program Description

The Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits are a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

General Program Requirements

These are benefits that apply to individuals who have earned enough Social Security credits and are at least age 62.

If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, take SSA’s Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool questionnaire.

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

 Once you know which benefits you can apply for visit the Apply For Social Security Benefits webpage to apply online.

Program Contact Information

Visit SSA’s Publications home page for detailed information about SSA programs and policies.

Or for additional information on this and any SSA benefit, call:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)