Apply for Social Security Benefits Please choose from the following online options: Apply for: Retirement or spouse's benefits or continue your application . If you want to apply for retirement or spouse's benefits, you must be at least 61 years and 9 months old and want your benefits to start no more than four months in the future. Note: If you are almost 65 , your application for benefits will include Medicare. Medicare benefits or continue your application If you are almost 65 but you don't want your retirement benefits to start, you can just apply online for Medicare.
Step 1: Make sure you are eligible As tempting as it might be to declare your cubicle a sovereign state, customary international law actually does specify minimum standards for statehood. You must have a defined territory. You must have a permanent population.