Updated: 08/19/2014 7:37 PM
Created: 08/19/2014 2:34 PM WDIO.com
The campaign on YouTube sends this message, "Prepare for your Someday." And it shows how things you put off until someday, like a hotdog eating contest or mechanical bull-riding, often get put in that category.
But knowing your Social Security account information should be on the calendar, according to the agency. And they have made it easy, by offering a way for you to check out your benefits, online.
This week is their first My Social Security Week. It's to promote the website,
According to Public Affairs Specialist Rhonda Whitenack, you can check out exactly how much you've made, since your very first job. You can also check out how much money you've paid into SSA, and other areas.
Whitenack also said Baby Boomers are especially interested in knowing how to plan for retirement. There are calculators available online to help you plan ahead. But it's not just for the 50+ crowd.
"It's important for younger people, because you want to be credited for every penny you make. The more you make, the higher your benefit is going to be," Whitenack explained.
According to the agency, 60 million Americans receive Social Security benefits each month. About 1 million are from Minnesota.
Whitenack said you can receive benefits for retirement, disability, or for the loss of a spouse or parent.
You can also sign up for the account on your smartphone.
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