At least once each year, you should log on to the “my Social Security” website and download a copy of your Social Security Statement to review your earnings history and verify those earnings with your tax return figures. To see your Statement online anytime, create a “my Social Security account” at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/
There is no fee to create a “my Social Security” account, but you must have an email address.
You may recall receiving a printed Social Security Statement in the mail annually. As a part of a budget-cutting plan, the Social Security Agency (SSA) ended these mailings several years ago and instead put the information online. People who have an online Social Security account receive an annual email reminder to review their statements.
Carefully review “Your Earnings Record” because it’s not uncommon to find that earnings from certain employers or entire years are missing. If you spot any mistake, call the SS Agency at 1-800-772-1213. Officially, you have to correct errors within 3 years, 3 months and 15 days following the year of the mistake.