The Annual Social Security Statement May 2010

After one reaches age 25, the government sends you a gentle reminder of your age.  It is your Social Security Statement!  It should arrive about 3 months prior to your birthdate.  I know mine just did.  It’s a good idea to take the time to review it carefully.

Your Social Security Statement is a concise, easy-to-read personal record of the earnings on which you have paid Social Security taxes during your working years and a summary of the estimated benefits you and your family may receive as a result of those earnings.

You should keep your Statement with your other important papers.  It is helpful in several ways:

Don’t just throw away the information.  Check it over and if there are errors correct them now before you are eligible for benefits.