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Your Social Security Statement

Prepared especially for Wanda Worker



May 27, 2008


MAINTOWN, USA 11111-1111

What’s inside…

Your Estimated Benefits
Your Earnings Record
Some Facts About Social Security
If You Need More Information
To Request This Statement In Spanish
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What Social Security Means To You

This Social Security Statement can help you plan for your financial future. It provides estimates of your Social Security benefits under current law and updates your latest reported earnings.

   Please read this Statement carefully. If you see a mistake, please let us know. That’s important because your benefits will be based on our record of your lifetime earnings. We recommend you keep a copy of your Statement with your financial records.

Social Security is for people of all ages…
We're more than a retirement program. Social Security also can provide benefits if you become disabled and help support your family after you die.

Work to build a secure future…
Social Security is the largest source of income for most elderly Americans today, but Social Security was never intended to be your only source of income when you retire. You also will need other savings, investments, pensions or retirement accounts to make sure you have enough money to live comfortably when you retire.

   Saving and investing wisely are important not only for you and your family, but for the entire country. If you want to learn more about how and why to save, you should visit, a federal government website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial management.

About Social Security’s future…
Social Security is a compact between generations. For decades, America has kept the promise of security for its workers and their families. Now, however, the Social Security system is facing serious financial problems, and action is needed soon to make sure the system will be sound when today’s younger workers are ready for retirement.

   In 2017 we will begin paying more in benefits than we collect in taxes. Without changes, by 2041 the Social Security Trust Fund will be exhausted* and there will be enough money to pay only about 78 cents for each dollar of scheduled benefits. We need to resolve these issues soon to make sure Social Security continues to provide a foundation of protection for future generations.

Social Security on the Net…
Visit on the Internet to learn more about Social Security. You can read our publications, use the Social Security Benefit Calculators to calculate future benefits or use our easy online forms to apply for benefits.

Michael J. Astrue

*These estimates are based on the intermediate assumptions from the Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report to the Congress.
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