Social Security Statement Are Now Available Online
On May 1, 2012, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began offering American workers access to their earnings and benefits statements online.
Creating An Account
To get your statement online, you must first create a "My Social Security" account with the SSA. Once you have an account, you can view your Social Security Statement at any time.
To create an account, you must provide some personal information about yourself and give the SSA answers to some questions that only you are likely to know. Next, you create a user name and password that you will use to access your online account. This process protects you and keeps your personal social security information private (www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement/).
What The Online Social Security Statement Provides
- Estimates of the retirement and disability benefits you may receive;
- Extimates of benefits your family may get when you receive social security or die;
- A list of your lifetime earnings according to SSA records;
- The estimated social security and Medicare taxes you have paid;
- Information about qualifying and signing up for Medicare;
- Things to consider for those age 55 and older who are thinking of retiring;
- General information about social security for everyone;
- The opportunity to apply online for retirement and disability benefits; and
- A printable version of your Social Security Statement.