If you’re like me, you were a little disappointed this year when you didn’t get your annual “birthday card” from the Social Security Administration. An annual tradition like that is hard to part with, but they did for those of us who are under the age of 60. Fortunately, they created an online option for those who are missing their birthday mail from the government.
To get your statement online you’ll have to create an account first, but then you should be able to get estimates of retirement and disability benefits, family benefits, lifetime earnings reports, information about qualifying and signing up for Medicare, and yes, even printing out a paper statement, if you just can’t do without one.
If you’re interested in reading a little bit more about this change, check out this blog post from local author and financial planner, Jim Blankenship. On his site you will also find information about his books: A Social Security Owner’s Manual and An IRA Owner’s Manual.