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Bipartisan legislation would require Social Security statements to be mailed

Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John Larson (D-CT), Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Know Your Social Security Act (H.R. 5306/S. 2989).

The bill would clarify the requirement for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to mail an annual Social Security statement to all workers ages 25 and older with covered earnings, who are not receiving Social Security benefits. In their press release, the members note that since fiscal year 2011, the SSA has failed to mail annual statements to such Americans.

“Social Security is our nation’s foundation to a solid retirement. Americans who contribute to Social Security should receive an update every year so they know what benefits they are earning and can plan for their retirements. No matter what happens in the stock market, Social Security will always be there for them,” said Chairman Larson. “I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan, bicameral legislation alongside Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Cassidy and Congressman Buchanan.”

The Coalition for Paper Options, of which NALC is a member, supports this legislation. You can follow this link to the Coalition for Paper Options webpage to send a message of support of your own to your lawmakers.

NALC will be sure to monitor the progress of this bipartisan, bicameral bill to keep letter carriers informed of any movement.

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