The Procedures Involved In Requesting For A Social Security Statement
by: Jinky C. Mesias
It is important that social security members should be knowledgeable on the procedures involved in the various filing and processing scheme of Social Security. These way transactions with the Social Security Administration will proceed smoothly. Likewise, it is also imperative that members should know the types of Social Security documents which are helpful to them. Take for example the Social Security Statement which is a very valuable document that helps to estimate future Social Security benefits. Also included in the statement are the requirements in order for a member to qualify for various Social Security Benefits.
Just how do we get a Social Security Statement? There are online Social Security Statement forms which any member may accomplish and send online. There are also some information that would be required in order to process and to approve the request for a social security statement and these are as follows: a) the name of the member as shown in the social security card b) the social security number c) the birth date of the member d) the member’s place of birth and d) the mother’s maiden name for married women members.
Likewise other information like the member’s last year’s earnings as well as the estimate of the current and future earnings with the additional information pertaining to the age at which a member plans to stop working will really help in estimating present and future benefits. After completely filling up all the required information then and only then will the Social Security Administration process the request.
However, the Social Security Administration will not send its members the requested Statement form via the net instead it will send it via snail mail which a member has to wait for two to four weeks.
The Social Security Statement will contained the record of a member’s earning or earnings history as well as an estimate of just how much a member and his or her employer is paying for the Social Security taxes. Also contained in the Social Security Statement are the estimates of benefits which a member and his family are likely to receive.
All information kept by the Social Security Administration is confidential and cannot be divulge without the consent of the member concern. Social Security has employed numerous ways of ensuring privacy of the accounts as well as all personal information of all its members. Likewise the Social Security also expects that its members to show the same strict guardianship to information requested by them.
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This article was posted on August 18, 2005