Your Statement’s Not in the Mail

In order to cut costs, the Social Security Administration is suspending the annual mailing of your benefits statement.

It contains a summary of your earnings history and estimated retirement benefits. (The statement generally arrives three months before your birthday month; the last group to receive the mailed statement will have July birthdays.) You can still view your benefits summary online at, but this will not have the full range of information contained in the mailed statement. Starting in October, mailings will resume, but only to folks age 60+ who are not currently receiving benefits. Your best bet? Take control of your future retirement health by increasing contributions to a tax-advantaged Individual Retirement Account.

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