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New Statement Fact Sheet for People with Limited Earnings

April 28, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2023

older woman reviewing information on a tabletIf you have a personal my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement online to learn about your future benefits and recent earnings history. The Statement also includes fact sheets that provide helpful information based on your age group and earnings situation. We recently released a new fact sheet specifically for people with limited earnings.

You can access your Statement and the new fact sheet using your personal my Social Security account. The new fact sheet covers how you and your family members may qualify for benefits, including:

  • Supplemental Security Income.
  • Social Security retirement benefits.
  • Benefits for children.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • Help with health care costs – including Medicare, Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, and Medicaid.

We’re committed to helping you learn about all your benefit options. Our Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool is a convenient way to find potential benefits that best fit your situation.

To learn more, visit our Social Security Statement webpage. Please share this article with your friends and family – and post it on social media.

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  1. Cathy T.

    I keep trying to call the 800 number and no matter what time of day I call, it states the office is currently closed and to call back after 8:00 a.m. I have tried calling after 8:00 in every time zone and receive the same message. When I call the local number, it automatically forwards to the 800 number. I am getting the run around. Please call the 800 number yourself and let me know if you get through. In the mean time, I need to find out how to report earning.

    Thank you,

    • A.C.

      Hi, Cathy. We are sorry to hear about your experience. You can report your wages online if you receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For more information, please visit here. We hope this helps. 

  2. Joyce L.

    I am not able to get a re-entry number. I want to change the DATE of my retirement. How do I do that?

    • A.C.

      Hi, Joyce. Thanks for your question. Please contact your local Social Security office for assistance. We hope this helps. 

  3. Susan T.

    I have paid into social security off and on for many many years. The SS office said they are taking what little I can receive and using it for my medicare. I also pay a hefty amount every year for medicare. Also am a widow which doesn’t seem to matter to the Petersburg SS office. Really want to know why my account has been suspended since Dec 21. Am working and still paying into social security. Need answers.

    • A.C.

      Hi, Susan. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  4. vera

    I have one questionn, if I am on limit of how much I can make bc of early retirement, dos a investment interest counts against my SS benefit.?

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