The Social Security Administration discontinued mailing paper earnings statements in 2011, but in February it reversed course and resumed mailing statements to workers age 60 and older who aren’t already receiving benefits. It will also mail statements to workers at age 25. Everyone else can check their Social Security statements online. Go to and create a “My Social Security” account. You’ll need to provide data about yourself that matches the information on file with Social Security, as well as answer questions about your financial accounts that only you are likely to know.