July 25, 2013

MinistryCPA Special Topic: Social Security

Periodically throughout the next few months, we will cover various topics relating to Social Security, following our usual question-and-answer format.  We plan to cover topics of interest to a broad group of readers, since individuals who are just beginning to pay into Social Security should be just as concerned about the state of their benefits as individuals just a few months from retirement. The first question relates to Social Security Statements.

Question:

In the past, the Social Security Administration (SSA) mailed periodic statements, which reported my up-to-date record of earnings and projected benefits. Since the SSA no longer mails periodic Social Security Statements, how can I get access to this information?

Answer:

Just as with any other savings plan, it is important to track your earnings and understand your projected benefits through Social Security. You can create a personal Online Social Security Account for online access to benefits and earning information. 

To request a paper statement in the mail, simply follow the link below to a printable form.

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