With some 10,000 plus individuals per day applying for retirement benefits and the amount of postage, paper costs it was time for the statements to go online with SSA.
You can now access Social security statements online at www.SocialSecurity.gov/mystatement , which means no more going to the Security Security office to request this in person. The ability to access statements online will save a lot of time and a lot of headaches.
To get your personalized statement you first have to create a "My Social Security" account at www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement . You will be asked to provide basic information like name, date of birth and SSN as well as verify your identity by answering questions which the SSA checks against your credit history. Try it for yourself it take s about 5 minutes.
Here is the SSA announcement for more information.