Social Security Detailed Calculator
The current version of the Detailed Calculator is 2016.2, which we released on
July 8, 2016. It updates the 2016.1 version by updating the projected benefit increases
and average wage increases with the economic assumptions from the
2016 Trustees Report.
The Social Security Administration now has a calculator that lets you estimate
your retirement benefit by accessing your actual earnings record through a secure
interface. If you are estimating a normal retirement benefit, then you may want to
try using the Retirement Estimator
first, because it is easier to use than the Detailed Calculator and does not require
you to enter your earnings record.
Note that the Retirement Estimator does not
have all of the features of the Detailed Calculator, and does not provide estimates
for everyone. In particular, if you are receiving a benefit based on your own
earnings record, the Retirement Estimator will not give you an estimate. You also have to be
permanently insured to get an estimate from
the Retirement Estimator.
The Detailed Calculator has many features which are not necessary for normal
retirement benefit estimates. If you do not require these features, you should
try using the
first, because it is much easier to use.
Links to detailed calculator