Social Security Statements


Beginning in September 2014, the Social Security Administration said, it will mail statements to most workers every five years, beginning at age 25, until they reach age 60, when annual paper statements will resume. They come about three months before your birthday. The statements give you a monthly benefits estimate, calculated as if you’ll continue to earn last year’s salary until about retirement. It estimates this figure for three starting dates: your full retirement age, age 62 and age 70. Waiting until age 70 qualifies recipients to receive delayed retirement credits, or a greater monthly check.

But if you’re one of the nearly 14 million Americans signed up for an online account at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount you will not get one. Don’t want such a personal document arriving in the mail? Sign up for an online account and save Uncle Sam the 50 cents to mail it to you.