Every year after you turn 25, you should receive a Social Security Earnings Record. Sometimes, this is referred to as your Social Security statement. Your Social Security Earnings Record contains information about how much you have made in your years of employment, and your statement also contains information about your expected benefits later on.
As with any statement, there is always the chance that errors will occur. Your Social Security statement might include mistakes related to your name, date of birth, and your earnings. You want to make sure that all of the information is accurate. If information is inaccurate, you can contact the Social Security Administration and provide the necessary documentation to correct the mistake.
If your date of birth or name is wrong, it is usually fairly simple to supply the accurate information. A birth certificate can help, as can an approved ID. If you have recently changed your name, it makes sense to double-check the accuracy of your Social Security statement.
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