How can I check my work and earnings history?

Published: May 6, 2021

Full question: I’m 61 and I plan on working for at least a few more years before retiring from my job and I’m still not sure when I would like to collect Social Security. However, I want to check my earning’s history and make sure it is accurate. Where can I check this information?


You can access your personal earnings record by visiting your mySocialSecurity account. If you don’t have an account you can set one up today. It is quick, easy, and free to create an account and your account provides valuable information and tools.

To create an account, visit the mySocialSecurity website and click Create An Account. You will need to verify some personal information including your valid email address, your Social Security number, your U.S. mailing address, and your birthday proving you are at least 18 years of age. Then follow the instructions accordingly.

Once you have an account, it is important that you take a look at all of the information in your account, especially your earnings record. Make sure the details are accurate because your earnings history has a direct impact on the amount of benefits you are entitled to.

You should contact the Social Security Administration if you need to correct your earnings record.

When you are ready to start planning for your Social Security collection decision, an RSSA can help. You can schedule a free consultation here.

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