You should periodically review your Social Security Statement through your personal mySocial Securityaccount at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Your Statement is an easy-to-read record of your earnings that determine your future benefits. You’ll want to verify that your recorded earnings are correct as they affect the amount you could receive. Your Statement also provides a summary of the estimated benefits you and your family could receive, including potential retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. The online Statementis paired with an interactive Retirement Calculator that allows you to run additional benefit estimate scenarios comparing how different future earnings and retirement benefit start dates affect your benefit amount.
Start focusing on your financial literacy today. Log in to your mySocial Security account and view your Statement. If you don’t have an account, create one at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.