By Delia De Mello
Every July, we take pride in celebrating our nation’s independence. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and our benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement shows the benefits that you and your family may be entitled to with personalized fact sheets tailored to your age and earnings situation. The benefits estimator tool allows you to get estimates based on different ages you want to begin receiving benefits. These tools can help you plan the financial independence you deserve in retirement.
Don’t receive benefits? You can get the most out of your online experience if you have a personal my Social Security account. You can:
Already receiving benefits? If so, you can use your personal my Social Security account to:
You can create your personal my Social Security account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.
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