The Social Security Administration stopped sending out paper copies of individual statements in 2011. However, you can check your statement online at any time. To do so, you must set up an account with the Social Security Administration. When you log in to your account from the home page, scroll down until you see the "Print/Save Your Full Statement" and click the link to open your report.
Accessing Your Statement
To create an account, you must provide your email, Social Security number and mailing address, and be at least 18 years old. After providing the required information, you will be asked to verify your identity by answering a few questions. You then can set up your username, password and security questions.
What's in Your Statement
Your statement contains your earnings records and how much income was subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes. In addition, it tells you how many credits you've earned toward qualifying for retirement benefits and what your benefits, or the benefits for your family, would be if you became disabled.