Tip: Accessing Your Social Security Statement

On May 1, 2012, the Social Security Administration (SSA) unveiled a new addition to its popular suite of electronic services at www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement, which allows people to access their Social Security earnings and benefit information securely and conveniently. To access your online Social Security Statement, you must be at least 18 years …

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The Timeline of a Social Security Case

After you file a disability application with the Social Security Administration, the SSA transfers your file to a state agency called the Michigan Disability Determination Service. The Disability Determination Service is responsible for gathering your medical evidence, sometimes sending you to consultative examinations and ultimately making an initial determination as …

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