Your annual Social Security Benefit report has dissappeared

As a means of cutting costs, the Social Security Admistration has eliminated the annual mailing of retirement estimates to future Social Security recipients.   In the past, these statements were mailed out three months prior to your birthday, if you had worked enough hours to qualify.  Now to obtain this information you must go online to the “Retirement Estimator” on the social security website at  This online tool allows the user to plug in different variables, such as a change in future earnings or your planned retirement age, to produce a more accurate estimate of retirement benefits.

I logged in today and looked at mine.  You will need some obvious information to establish your identity.  It will then give you your anticipated benefits at age 62, your normal retirement age, and age 70.  They also give you helpful links to other information that you might be interested in.  Quick and easy.