Social Security Restores Mailing Status Statements

There was a controversy last year when, for budgetary reasons, Social Security suspended mailing statement sof accumulated retirement credits each year.

The agency says it’s working to restore the mailings, which were specifically mandated by Congress in 1989. The money has been requested in the president’s 2012-13 budget, but Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue says he thinks it’s “unlikely” that the agency will get all it asked for. Meanwhile, the agency promises to replace the paper statements with an online version, but that may yet be several months off in any case.

Full storty here