The federal government is encouraging Kentuckians to sign up for an online service that lets you check your Social Security benefits.
To be eligible for an online account, you must be at least 18 years old, and have a U.S. mailing address, Social Security number, and valid e-mail address.
Social Security Administration spokesman B.J. Jarrett says those who don’t currently get benefits can also sign up to see what they’re eligible to receive in the future.
"Folks can review and verify their lifetime earnings history for accuracy. They can also see estimates of their future Social Security benefits--not only retirement, but if they were to become disabled, what their family could receive."
Nearly 1 million Kentucky residents receive Social Security benefits.
‘My Social Security’ accounts can be set up here.