|Question: How can I get an estimate of my Social Security benefits?|
The Social Security Administration (SSA) mails earnings and benefit estimate statements, known as Social Security Statements, to all workers age 25 and older who are not already receiving monthly Social Security benefits. You can expect to receive your statement each year about three months before your birth month. It provides estimates of the Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor's benefits that you and your family could be eligible to receive now and in the future.
You should read the report carefully and confirm the information, especially the years you have worked and paid Social Security taxes. If you don't want to wait until your birthday, you can request a copy of this statement by visiting the SSA website, www.ssa.gov. Alternatively, you can use the SSA's Retirement Estimator, available on the website, to get a comparable benefit estimate.