How to Bring Up My Social Security Benefits

by Diana Braun ; Updated July 27, 2017

Your Social Security Statement is a personal record of the earnings in which you paid Social Security taxes for the years that you worked. This statement also includes a summary of the benefits you and your family may receive based on your earnings. You may request a statement of your social security benefits online at ssa.gov.

Step 1

Navigate to ssa.gov. Click the “Your Social Security Earnings Statement” link located on the left side of the page.

Step 2

Click on the “Need to Request a Statement?” link. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Request a Social Security Statement” button.

Step 3

Enter your personal information in the online form and click “Continue.” Your statement request will be sent. You will receive your statement through regular mail in approximately two to four weeks.

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Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.