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National Check Your Statement Day

April 7, 2016 • By

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Today is “Check Your Statement Day,” one of the days during National my Social Security Week and Financial Literacy Month when you can get serious about planning for your financial future. Social Security has been here for more than 80 years, securing your today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet your changing needs and lifestyles. And what’s easier for you than going online to access an important part of your financial planning routine?

One of the advantages of opening a my Social Security account is having access to your Social Security Statement instantly. With your Statement, you can review estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, as well as the Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid. We base your future benefits on your recorded earnings, so you should access your Statement once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct. You can also check it whenever you have a change of employment or wish to verify any changes to your benefit estimate.

Join the millions who regularly check their Statement. Log in or create a my Social Security account today at And then, help spread the word about “Check Your Statement Day” by telling your family and friends!

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  1. Robert G.

    I can not locate my user name and password. There is no way to get them renewed on the web site.

  2. lot o.

    never been helped I’m trapt by a lot of people my check never went straight to me I’m getting shot up as well …if I was to pic up an go eat a normal dinner or even have breakfast no clue its a BIG help 25 dollars a week my check being there ..just wondering …what do I do ??….old

    • lot o.


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  4. Felipe

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    I want to no when I will recive my first check . how long does it take once approved

    • Ray F.

      The length of time it takes to begin receiving payments after receiving a favorable decision varies. Approved claims are randomly selected for a quality assurance review of the decision. We care about our customers and are working as fast as we can. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. In your situation, we encourage you to contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and speak to one of our representatives. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  6. Jerri C.

    Apparently I cannot sign up for a MySocialSecurity account because I don’t have a cell phone.
    My bank does the same thing except that it will send an email if you don’t have a cell.

  7. Barbara S.

    I do not have a cell phone and I will not be forced to buy one at the prices even AAA and AARP are offering. Thee was no COLA for social security. I use my computer. Why can’t I get my information on-line?

  8. Jay T.

    Everyone here should go to a professional,long before they are of social security age, and have a written plan they understand and intend to follow. Pay someone $100 (most will do it for free) if you are not good with this kind of thing and don’t understand what you are doing. It will probably save you tens of thousands of $$ at least. Trust me on this one. Especially since people you know who give you advise probably don’t even know the rules recently changed. Spend the time to get this right.

  9. Jay T.

    The majority of you guys and gals need to do your research and read the information on the Social Security web site. There are many rules and many different circumstances so be aware of this information before you sign up for your benefits. Social Security strategies are very important to your decision of when to take your benefits. Do yourself a favor and don’t listen to your friends or neighbors to get your information. Go to a free Social Security seminar and learn for yourself what is best. I know a dozen people that took social security at age 62 because they were told by politicians and friends that social security was broke and you better get it now or you will be sorry. Age 62 has a 25% reduction in your benefit for baby boomers for the rest of your life and people do it based on these scare tactics not good information and they leave an easy $50K on the table. Use your heads and spend your time researching this. In my case I am going to use a Restricted application and make an additional $170K if I live until 90. If you don’t know what this is your better not file for benefits until you understand it.

  10. Annie

    Are you an idiot? I apologize because I usually try to be more tactful but SS website is actually one of the few government websites which is user friendly and provides lots of helpful information if people bother to look at what’s available.

    And to everyone else’s criticisms…yes it would be nice to receive COLA increases and yes we have all contributed to SS through our paychecks but it was never meant to provide 100% of retirement income.

    Maybe we should take some responsibility for our own retirement planning and savings.

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