A form, completed online, results in a mail return of your Social
Security earnings history and how much in Social Security taxes you have
paid into the program. It also estimates your future benefits and tells
you how to qualify for those benefits.
The Social Security benefit estimate computer program is an
interactive program that produces a "primary insurance amount" (PIA)
for an old-age, survivor, or disability benefit, given the
characteristics of the particular worker (such as birth date, past earnings,
and type of benefit).
A set of materials for high school students that explains the Social
Security system. Download five lessons plus an overview lesson that may be
taught as a separate session. A 25 minute videotape also is available for
copy when a blank tape is submitted.