The Social Security Administration will resume sending paper copies of its benefit statements to working Americans, although it saved millions of dollars when it stopped doing so annually in 2011. 

Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced this week that those who have not yet signed up for an online account to view their personal Social Security statements will receive a paper copy every five years – at ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 about three months after their birthdays. After age 60, people will receive a mailed statement each year. According to the SSA, it expects to mail approximately 48 million statements annually. 

"We have listened to our customers, advocates, and Congress; and renewing the mailing of the statement reinforces our commitment to provide the public with an easy, efficient way to obtain an estimate of their future Social Security benefits," Colvin said.

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