If someone has paid into Social Security, the Social Security Administration provides regular updates regarding expected retirement benefits on its website. This site tracks a person's earnings each year and provides an estimate of future Social Security benefits based on those earnings.
An individual who would like to review his earnings record and estimated Social Security benefits can do so by creating an account on the SSA website. Having an account allows the user to see estimated retirement, disability and survivor benefits. He can also learn how to qualify for benefits and correct any errors that may appear on his earnings record.