Social Security Administration Resumes Mailing Paper Social Security Statements

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

In October 1999, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began mailing annual Social Security Statements to workers aged 25 and older who were not currently collecting Social Security benefits. This program continued until May 2012 with all workers receiving a Statement every five years (at age 25, 30, 35, etc.).

When the paper Statements were phased out in 2012, the intent was to improve access to benefit information through the online statements on my Social Security and eliminate the cost of printing and mailing millions of paper statements. However, Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin announced today that paper Social Security Statements will again be mailed to workers ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 who have not registered for a my Social Security account and are not receiving Social Security benefits.

The Statement will arrive approximately three months prior to the worker’s birthday, every five years, until the age of 60. At that time statements will come every year until the worker begins collecting benefits. The SSA encourages workers to register online for a my Social Security account so they are able to instantly access their benefit status at any time and ensure there are no errors in the reporting of their work credit and earning history.

It is important for workers to keep track of their Social Security Statement details to ensure they are getting proper credit for work periods and earned income. To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, a working adult must have earned enough credits and worked enough years to qualify. The number of credits necessary to qualify for SSDI benefits increases with age, up to a maximum requirement of 40 credits at 62 and older.

If you find discrepancies in your Social Security Statement are blocking you from qualifying for SSDI benefits or you believe you otherwise should be eligible for SSDI, contact our offices. Disability Help Group are here to help with a dedicated team of claims representatives and disability representatives who know how to work with the Social Security Administration. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.