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What is a Letter to Request Information about Social Security Benefits?
A Letter to Request Information about Social Security Benefits helps you learn what your Social Security awards will be, which will be useful as you are planning for retirement.
When to use a Letter to Request Information about Social Security Benefits:
You want to know where you stand with social security contributions.
You're planning your retirement.
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Wilkes-Barre Data Operations Center
P.O. Box 7004
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18767-7004
Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to receive a free statement of earnings and an estimate of my Social Security benefits. To enable you to process my request, the following information is provided:
1. Name as shown on the Social Security card:
2. Social Security Number as shown on the card:
3. Date of birth:
4. Other Social Security Number(s) used:
5. Other names used (including maiden name):
a. Actual earnings for last year were:
b. Estimated earnings for this year are:
7. The age at which I plan to retire:
8. Estimate of future average annual earnings (in today's dollars):
9. Please forward the requested information to the
Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. or
I am asking for information about my own Social Security record. I understand that if I deliberately request information under false pretenses, I may be guilty of a federal crime and could be fined and/or imprisoned.
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Social Security Benefits Letter FAQs
How do I get a Social Security Benefits Letter?
Making a Social Security Benefits Letter online is simple. Just answer a few questions and Rocket Lawyer will build your document for you. Consider these questions beforehand to make the process speedier:
What are your total earnings for last year and this year?
At what age do you plan to retire?
What do you estimate your average future annual earnings to be?
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Why would I get a letter from Social Security?
Typically, you will receive a letter from Social Security if you need to be aware of anything or take action regarding your claim, benefit status, or benefit amount. The Social Security Administration will give prior notice before making any changes to your benefit or eligibility.
How often do you get a Social Security award letter?
A Social Security award letter is received when your benefits have been approved. Once it has been approved, an award letter will be received within approximately three months of your application.
How can I check my Social Security benefits online?