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Your Earnings Record...Time Is Money!
by John M. Roberts

Your Social Security earnings record is very important to you and your family. As you work and pay Social Security taxes, it is imperative that you review your yearly earnings statement very carefully and make sure that the correct data is recorded.

If you are at least twenty five years old and your employer deducts taxes that goes into your Social Security fund, a statement should be issued to you each year a few months before your birthday.

The statement should show your correct name, address, date of birth, taxed Social Security earnings, taxed Medicare earnings, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and other information about your earnings record.

The statement should show if you have earned enough credits to qualify for benefits and how much you would receive at your current earnings rate if you start collecting payments at the earliest date you can start receiving them, if you work until your full retirement age, or if you choose to continue to work until later years. The amount of you receive in monthly payments should be calculated in full.

Your earnings record should also show if you have enough credits to receive benefits if you became disabled and could no longer work. The amount of disability you would receive per month should be calculated. Your statement should also spell out benefits for your spouse and children if you are currently receiving retirement or disability payments.

If you die in the year the statement is issued, it should spell out the amount your spouse or child would be eligible to receive in survivor benefits and give the amount they would get as a one time death benefit.

Remember, it is very important to stay informed about your benefits because they are based on current law. Congress has made changes in the past and may make changes in the future.

Your benefits depends on the amount of taxes that are shown on your earnings record. If your Social Security taxes are not reported correctly, it may mean lower benefits for you and your family, so it is important that you make sure that your records are correct.

Check your statement carefully and if you find a mistake, or if you don't receive a statement, contact your local Social Security Administration office immediately or call 1-800-772-1213.

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