the past, each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) mailed a
statement to all workers age 25 and older who were not receiving Social
Security or Medicare benefits. The statement listed a worker's earnings
record along with estimated benefit amounts at various retirement ages.
budgetary reasons, the SSA will no longer send out these annual
statements. It is not known when, or if, the automatic mailings will
The SSA also will no longer accept Form SSA-7004, "Request for Social Security Statement."
Social Security benefits are based on one's lifetime earnings history,
it is important to determine that all earnings are correctly listed on
Those who need to verify earnings information can call the SSA directly
at (800) 772-1213; TTY - (800) 325-0778, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM
Social Security benefits can also be estimated using the calculators on the SSA website.
Herman-Giddens, JD, LLM, TEP, CFP, Attorney at Law (NC, FL, TN),
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law (NC). North
Carolina Registered Guardian, Solicitor, England and Wales. Follow
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