You need to enter all your past earnings, which are shown on your Social Security Statement. We automatically send Social Security Statements to workers or former workers age 25 or older about 3 months before their birthdays. If you have not received one, you can submit a request online and receive your Statement by mail in 2 to 4 weeks. However, if you request a Statement this year, we will not automatically send you another Statement until next year.
The Online Calculator is updated periodically with new benefit increases and other benefit amounts. Therefore, it is likely that your benefit estimates in the future will differ from those calculated today.
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The Online Calculator temporarily stores information on your local computer while your browser is open. To protect your personal information, you should close your browser after you have finished your estimate.
(For reasons of privacy and to protect your records from unauthorized users, this calculator is not linked to your record of earnings in our database. Instead, we ask you to insert your earnings in the calculator. As we develop more secure authentication procedures in the future, we will insert your numbers directly from our earnings database.)
Now, make note of your monthly benefit estimate (in future, inflated dollars) and continue your planning with our: