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How can I get an estimate of what my Social Security retirement benefits will be?


You may receive an estimate of what your Social Security retirement amount may be by contacting your local Social Security office or by calling the Social Security toll free number 1-800-772-1312. Additionally, every year about three months prior to your birthday, Social Security will mail out your Social Security statement, which includes a variety of benefit estimates and information.



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    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions


  • Will I receive my Social Security check in the mail or will it be direct deposit?

  • If my Social Security check is direct deposited, how do I change the bank and have it deposited elsewhere?

  • If I don’t receive my Social Security check or the amount is wrong, who do I contact?








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