earnings by setting up a personal account on the Social Security website:
- Create a personal “My Social Security Account” on www.socialsecurity.gov. Be prepared to answer a number of personal questions to verify your identity.
- Once your account has been created, view your annual earnings history.
- If anything seems to be missing or incorrect, you must provide SSA with proof of the changes required.
Social Security attorney Doug Landau urges everyone to set up an account and periodically verify your earnings data is correct.