Yet again, technological advances combined with cost-cutting measures will change the way many people get information about their Social Security benefits, but it may make life easier in the long run. The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in 2011 that it would no longer be mailing out paper copies of Social Security statements to taxpayers each year. The SSA announced it would still send paper statements to workers 60 and older who are not already receiving statements of retirement or disability benefits.
This push to move all information online may make it easier for taxpayers to understand their estimate retirement, disability and survivor benefits based on the amount of Social Security taxes they have paid. The SSA’s new online system will allow people to:
- View a record of your lifetime earnings to date, according to the SSA
- View an estimate of the Social Security and
- Apply online for retirement or disability benefits
- Read information about applying for benefits and options all in one place
If you have questions about applying for Social Security disability benefits, do not rely on the internet. An experienced Tulsa Social Security disability lawyer can help you understand the process and make the best case possible for yourself. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more. We can also be reached by phone at (918) 587-0050.