Federal Employees and Social Security Earnings
Not so long ago, approximately two months before your birthday each year you would receive your Social Security Statement ‘Estimating Your Benefits’ and showing your ‘Earnings Record.’ Now in an effort to promote ‘green’, you can go online after establishing an online account and examine your records at any time. If you don’t have access to a computer, you may still call the Social Security Administration and request a paper copy.
Social Security is just one of the mechanisms by which Americans finance their retirement. Social Security statements provide an estimate of benefits based on reported earnings. The earnings report show earnings over your entire work career. It is important to examine your statement for errors.
If you find errors don’t hesitate to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by writing to the Social Security Administration-Office of Earnings Operations – P. O. Box 33026-Baltimore, MD 21235-3026. For the hearing impaired, you may call TTY-800-325-0778. Remember to keep your Social Security records with all of your important papers.
Be sure to let someone else other than yourself know where your important papers are because if something unforeseen happens and you are unable to articulate for yourself, it is wise counsel to have someone you trust prepared to handle the situation.
P.S. Always Remember to Share What You Know.