Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online.
Your Social Security Statement provides a personal record of the earnings on which you have paid Social Security taxes during your working years. It also summarizes the estimated Social Security benefits you and your family may receive based on your earnings. These estimates can be used as part of your retirement planning.
The SSA stopped mailing statements in 2011 due to budget cuts. In February 2012 they resumed mailing statements to workers age 60 and older if not already receiving Social Security benefits. By May of 2012 they made online statements available.