A number of years ago the Social Security Administration started to mail out statements every 2 years near your birth date.

This is great for your financial planning.

I recommend you review this every time you receive it, and you can even get different iterations based on hypothetical future earnings right at the Social Security site.

I highly recommend a retirement analysis, and part of that analysis has to be projected Social Security benefits.

Here’s where to start

Where to Get Your Social Security Statement