How to Check your Social Security Benefits Online

Several years ago due to budget cuts the Social Security Administration halted the mailing of the annual benefits statements.  While there is no date in sight to resume the statement mailing they did make online statements available.  With a few minutes of your time you can still check up on what is due you from social security in your retirement years.


*Go to

*Under popular services click on ‘get your Social Security Statement online

*Click on ‘Create an Account’

*Read the terms of service and click the box that you agree to the terms

*Enter your personal information (this consists of name, address, social security number, etc.)

*Answer additional security questions

*Choose a User Name (8 to 20 letters and/or numbers) and Password (8 characters minimum with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number and one symbol) for your account

*Answer additional security questions (in case you lose or forget  your User Name and Password)

*Log in to your account and click on ‘Estimated Benefits’

You may also wish to check your earnings record while you are logged on for any errors.