We are often asked, “How much are my benefits going to be?” Although exact calculations are not done until you are awarded benefits, here are some ways you can get very close estimates: Use the new online Social Security statement. Do you remember that report you get once a year that shows how much you’ve earned over the years and what your disability and retirement benefits are estimated to be? Most of us get them, have a glance and then throw them away. If you need a new one, you can call Social Security’s national, toll-free phone number, (801) 990-1919, and request it. Or, you can now create an account and view this information online. If you want to do a more mathematical approach, including the ability to include more recent earnings than Social Security uses in its estimations, you can use one of several calculators. For a very quick, rough estimate, you can use Social Security’s Quick Calculator. For a more accurate estimate, you can use the Online Calculator. For this you will need your entire earnings history.