A handy tool SSA now provides is an online “My Social Security account”. With this account, you can immediately view, download, or print your Social Security Statement. Your SSA Statement contains the most up-to-date information about your earnings and benefits, including disability and retirement benefits.

When you create a my Social Security account, you will no longer receive a paper Social Security Statement in the mail. You will, however, receive an email reminder  approximately three months before your birthday, to remind you to review your Statement online.

To create an online account, follow these steps.

1. Go to https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action

2. Click on ➔ Create an account ➔ Next (Answer questions – name, SSN, DOB, address, phone ➔ Next (Create username and password, answer 3 security questions)

3. Answer some questions about yourself.

4. Request security code via text ➔ Enter security code.

5. Write down your username, password, and answers to the 3 security questions and keep this information somewhere you will not lose it.

You are done. 🙂