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How to Get Your Social Security Statement

One of the requests we make when doing retirement or Social Security claiming plans for clients is for the clients to bring in their Social Security statements. As many readers are aware, these statements can be retrieved online from the Social Security website. Below is a step by step process to retrieve your statement online.

  1. Go to https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.do
  2. Click on “Create an Account” and agree to the Terms of Service
  3. Enter your personal information on the following page
  4. You will be required to answer questions related to your identity and background (be careful – answering these questions wrong will require you to call or go into the local office)
  5. Set up your account with a username and password.
  6. You should then be able to view and retrieve your statement, earning history, etc.

If you’re leery of giving your personal information online, you can go into your local Social Security office and verify your ID by showing a valid photo ID.

If you’re not wanting to set up an online account, there are some other means to retrieve your statement. You can request a paper statement by going here. Additionally, if you’re age 60 or older you’ll receive your paper statement in the mail three months before your birthday – if you’re currently not receiving benefits nor have access to your account online.

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