You automatically get personalized benefit statements from the Social Security Administration just before your 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th and 60th birthdays. You can also review your personalized statement by creating an account at the Social Security website.
Your personalized statement includes a record of the earnings on which you have paid taxes, as well as an estimate of the benefits you may receive at the retirement ages of 62, 67 and 70. Once you turn 60, the Social Security Administration sends you a personalized benefit statement every year until you retire.
When you go to the Social Security Administration's website, you can create an account that allows you to view and keep track of your earnings in order to verify them every year. You can also receive an estimate of any future benefits you may receive as long as you continue to work.
If you are currently receiving benefits, creating an account online allows them to receive a letter with proof that you currently receive them. An account also lets you manage your benefits. You can change your address, start or change a direct deposit and receive a replacement Medicare card. Creating an account online also allows you to receive a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S during income tax season.