“Where’s my Social Security statement?” A lot of Americans will be asking this soon. And the answer is: Not always in the mail!
In 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) stopped mailing paper statements. The past two years, those age 25 and older not receiving Social Security benefits and without an online SSA account received a statement in the mail every five years.
To cut costs even more, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently said it will be mailing paper statements now only to people who are: (1) age 60 or older; (2) not currently receiving benefits; and (3) without an online account with the SSA. Everyone else must go online to access statements. Creating a “My Social Security Account” can be done at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. You can then access your Social Security information 24/7. In addition to benefits, you’ll have the ability to view your entire earnings history and total payroll taxes paid, as well as check for errors.