# Do I Need A Pin Number For Google Adsense?
When you accumulate $50.00 in earnings , Google Adsense will send you a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to the payment address you supplied when you signed up . This is just another security precaution that Google Adsense has in place to protect their publishers but it is important .
Once you’ve been mailed a PIN number on your address , your account payments will be on hold until the PIN is entered in your account . You can still have access to your account and earn money but you just won’t be paid until the PIN is entered . If it hasn’t been entered within 1 year , your account will be disabled .
To enter your PIN after you receive it in the mail , log into your Google Adsense account . Click on the My Account tab , then click on edit . Update the appropriate field and click submit changes . It would also be a good time to check your contact information and make sure it is correct . You’re now well on your way to receiving your first Google Adsense check .