How to Determine Your Social Security Earnings History

You do not need to know your exact earnings history to file for disability. However, if you really want to know your reported earnings history you can request a copy of your Social Security earnings history from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Up until just recently you could do so by filing a Form SSA-7004 (Request for Social Security Statement). In light of the current budget situation, however, SSA has suspended the Request a Social Security Statement service.

The new way of obtaining your “green form” statement is to sign up and get your Social Security Statement online. You can use a my Social Security online account to get your Social Security Statement, to review:

  • Estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
  • Your earnings record; and
  • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.