Social Security used to mail out paper statements to show past annual earnings and estimate Social Security benefits, but most workers will no longer receive paper statements after 2017. Only those who are over 60 and aren’t receiving Social Security benefits will receive paper statements, and that’s if they do not have a my Social Security account. With a my Social Security account, you can check your earnings statements and review your estimated benefits at any time regardless of your age.
If you don’t already have one, consider signing up for a my Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov. Not only does it allow you access to vital information regarding your records and benefits, it’s another avenue to keep up on all the changes in Social Security.