Maj. Crystal Boring, Communications Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life
Social Security is the foundation of economic security for millions of Americans—retirees, disabled persons, and families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. About 163 million Americans pay Social Security taxes and 59 million collect monthly benefits. About one family in four receives income from Social Security.
Retired Soldiers who served after 1957 have paid into the Social Security Trust Fund and will receive Social Security benefits from their military service. To view and manage your benefits, you’ll want a my Social Security account to:
• Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
• Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working;
• Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
• Manage your benefits:
o Change your address; o Start or change your direct deposit;
o Get a replacement Medicare card; and
o Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.
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