For years, I would receive a Social Security statement. This statement contains information about how much money you’ve earned (and contributed to the Social Security program), as well as information about your estimated benefits later on, when you can begin taking Social Security payments.
Recently, the Social Security Administration began doing away with the paper statements and started offering statements online. It’s now possible to use the Internet to get access to your Social Security statement. This is convenient, because it makes it possible to access your information anytime. You have to create an account with the site, but once that’s done, you have access to your Social Security statement, as well as access to information about taking benefits. You can even apply online for retirement and disability benefits.
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