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  Why do I receive a Social Security Statement every year?

Why do I receive a  Social Security Statement every year?


The Social Security Administration is required by law (P.L. 101-239, Sect. 10308) to send  Statements automatically to eligible people:

  • Who are age 25 or older;
  • Have a Social Security number (SSN);
  • Have any earnings on record;
  • Are not receiving benefits, including Medicare;
  • For whom we can obtain a current address; and
  • Have not requested a Statement within the last 11 months.

If you are eligible, you can expect to receive an updated Statement each year about three months before your birthday.

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