Q: Hi. My employer paid me in hand written check (s). State and federal taxes were withheld. My wages weren't reported.
What do I do??
Double check your earnings record through your My Social Security account at SSA.gov. If your wages are not accurately reported on your earnings record, the best way to handle the situation is get proof of your wages, such as W-2s. After you’ve gathered your documents showing proof of wages, contact Social Security so that they can use the information to correct your earnings record. You can call your local Social Security Field Office or call the national toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 or at 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) if you’re deaf or hard of hearing.
It is important to have your earnings record corrected because less wages recorded could mean lower Social Security benefit amounts for you or your family in the future. Keep checking your earnings record each year to make sure it reflects the correct amount you earned. You've got this!
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