How to Download your Social Security Statement

For many, Social Security will represent a significant part of your retirement income. Your Social Security retirement benefits are calculated by averaging your income over the past 35 years in which you earned the most. They receive your earnings information from the tax returns that you file, so its important to confirm that the earnings history is accurate.

Social Security Administration will now mail a statement to you every five years beginning at age 25. Participants who are age 60 and older will receive their statements annually. But up-to-date statements are available online by establishing an online account.

Establishing an account is easy by following a few simple steps:

1. Point your browser to

Caution: I recommend that you manually enter the above address in your browser (or click the hotlink) rather than searching for the link on an internet search engine. There are landing pages that are created to look like Social Security's site, but actually are there to decieve you in order to collect your personal information.

2. Establish an account by clicking "Create an Account" on the SSA website.

In order to verify your identity, Social Security will access your credit profile and ask you some questions that only you should know the answers to.

3. Log into the Social Security Administration by clicking "Sign In" on the home page.

4. Click "Download my Statement".

5.  Save your document to your computer.


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