It’s this time of the year again to check your social security statement, never too old or too young to check

Head over to and login to your account. You can create your account if you don’t have one yet. This is a US government website, notice the .gov domain.

If you’re at the age where you should consider planning for retirement, and if you work in the USA and paid tax, you should get benefit when retired. So check it out to see what you have so far in the social security pool. It’s simple to register if you have not registered an account yet, just need your social security # and a few other personal information that only you yourself would know in order to confirm it’s you.

Although I probably have 20 years before I qualified for retirement, and 25 years for full amount. The statement will show the current status if and when you retire and your income tax submitted so far.