New statement fact sheet for people with limited earnings

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

If you have a personal my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement online to learn about your future benefits and recent earnings history.  Included with the Statement are fact sheets that provide useful information based on your age group and earnings situation.  Last month, wereleased a new fact sheet specifically for people with limited earnings.

The new fact sheet covers how you and your family members may qualify for benefits, including:

Supplemental Security Income.
Social Security retirement benefits.
Children’s benefits.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Help with health care costs – including Medicare, Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, and Medicaid.

We’re committed to helping you learn about all your benefit options.

Our Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool at is a convenient way to find potential benefits that best fit your situation.

To learn more, visit our Social Security Statement webpage at  

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Vonda Van
Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan.  You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at