Muskogee Lawyer BlogYour Social Security Statement: Checking Your Earnings And Benefits

Social Security statementThe Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a database of each individual’s earnings and work credits, according to their social security number. You can view these figures on your Social Security statement, which can be monitored by you to plan for retirement and correct errors in your benefit calculations. Learn here how you can check your Social Security earnings and benefits in Muskogee.

Checking Your Social Security Statement in Muskogee

Your Social Security statement, which is available to everyone age 25 and older, can be viewed online at http://ssa.gov/mystatement. This statement will show all of the earnings you have paid taxes on, as well as an estimate of what you will be entitled to receive in Social Security benefits at various retirement ages.

It’s a good idea to make sure that the social security number listed on your statement is indeed yours, and that the amount of earned income corresponds to your own records and pay stubs. In addition, you will want to check the Social Security Association’s math, as it is not uncommon for errors in calculations to occur.

What To Do With Errors On Your Social Security Statement

If you do discover an error in the Social Security Association’s math, you can call the Social Security helpline at 800-772-1213, or make an appointment at a local Social Security office to discuss your findings in-person. Either way, you should make sure that you have documented evidence to support your claim.

If you have sufficient evidence to support your claim, the SSA will notify you when they have made the correction, which may take several months. When they do notify you that they have made the requested correction, be sure to request another statement to make sure they have corrected your account properly.

What To Do With Your Social Security Information

The amount of Social Security retirement benefits you will be entitled to receive will largely depend on how long you worked in qualified employment. The longer you work, the higher your retirement benefits will be. But this does not mean that it’s better to wait as long as you can to start receiving benefits.

If you are in need of money to live on or don’t expect to live until you are long past 75 years of age, it may be better to start receiving benefits earlier rather than later. The Social Security Administration provides a calculator to help you determine which age would be best for you to start receiving benefits.

For help with checking your Social Security earnings and benefits, deciding when you should elect to begin receiving benefits and for a more thorough discussion of Social Security benefits in general, consult with a knowledgeable Muskogee Social Security attorney.

Confidential Consultation: Muskogee Social Security Attorney

Contact the Wirth Law Office – Muskogee for a free consultation today with a Muskogee Social Security lawyer at (918) 913-0725 or call toll-free at (888) 447-7262. If you prefer to contact us by email, use the form at the top of this page, or email firm@muskogeeattorney.pro.

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