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someoldguy  
#1 Posted : Monday, February 25, 2019 4:03:25 PM(UTC)
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So I am a new fed... barely a year on the job. I just checked my online Social Security account and my 2018 earnings have not been reported to the Soc Sec Administration.

How long does this usually take? They certainly have been deducting from my paycheck... and I got my W-2 on time.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

I originally posted this in another forum, but somebody suggested trying this forum instead.
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#2 Posted : Monday, February 25, 2019 5:05:08 PM(UTC)

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Consider the amount of individual employers there are in the USA. Every one of those employers has to file wage reports for all of their employees with both SSA and the IRS. The reports are required to be filed by the end of January, but it is going to take time for all of them to get processed by the receiving agencies. I wouldn't worry at this time. If you don't see your wages on the SSA account by, say, the end of April, then I'd worry.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:58:55 PM(UTC)
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Consider the amount of individual employers there are in the USA. Every one of those employers has to file wage reports for all of their employees with both SSA and the IRS.
True, but we're not talking about people filling out forms and mailing paperwork... this is all done by computer now. And I'm talking about my earnings from one part of the federal government being reported to another... Wait... I think I may have found the problem :)

Actually I saw a discussion where somebody had a similar question and the earnings showed up mid-March, so your April timeframe may be a good guess. It is a little concerning when the official info from SSA talks about two years!
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:18:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: someoldguy Go to Quoted Post
So I am a new fed... barely a year on the job. I just checked my online Social Security account and my 2018 earnings have not been reported to the Soc Sec Administration.

How long does this usually take? They certainly have been deducting from my paycheck... and I got my W-2 on time.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

I originally posted this in another forum, but somebody suggested trying this forum instead.



I work for SSA, mine got reported already. Dunno what to tell you, it's an automated system. That is of course, unless you're trying to collect benefits and have been awarded something on your record or another's record already. If you got your w2s then the information has been reported. Also please note, unless you're really close to retirement, the estimate they give on the MY SSA page can be rather off. (Disclaimer, I'm not speaking on behalf of the Agency or the US Government in any way.)


That said, if you have a question. 1 (800) 772-1213 or heading in to your local field office will produce the best results.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:55:10 PM(UTC)
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So I am a new fed... barely a year on the job. I just checked my online Social Security account and my 2018 earnings have not been reported to the Soc Sec Administration.
That said, if you have a question. 1 (800) 772-1213 or heading in to your local field office will produce the best results.
Thanks... as I noted above, their web page says it can take up to two years (!) for earnings to show up; I suspect that's what they might tell me if I did call.

I am not sure I ever looked this soon before. Not ready to retire just yet but as "someoldguy" that date is coming sooner than I'd like to admit and so I am tracking these things more closely. But even us terribly handsome and young-looking old guys have to hang it up some time.

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#6 Posted : Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:18:24 AM(UTC)
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So I am a new fed... barely a year on the job. I just checked my online Social Security account and my 2018 earnings have not been reported to the Soc Sec Administration.
UPDATE: Just checked today (16 March) and my 2018 earnings from my federal job have been posted.

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#7 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 7:00:05 AM(UTC)
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So this year, I'm looking for my 2019 earnings to be posted. Still have not shown up.

This tells me that the process is more manual than I thought... or it should be. I mean, I'm a federal employee, I already got my W-2 showing Social Security Wages, one would think that all this stuff would just be automatically processed. But apparently not.

At least I have some years before I plan to start collecting... but what about people who are counting on starting to collect their Social Security during this whole covid mess? I know you can apply online, but is that process also labor intensive?
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#8 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 7:47:59 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: someoldguy Go to Quoted Post
So this year, I'm looking for my 2019 earnings to be posted. Still have not shown up.

This tells me that the process is more manual than I thought... or it should be. I mean, I'm a federal employee, I already got my W-2 showing Social Security Wages, one would think that all this stuff would just be automatically processed. But apparently not.

At least I have some years before I plan to start collecting... but what about people who are counting on starting to collect their Social Security during this whole covid mess? I know you can apply online, but is that process also labor intensive?

My 2019 Social Security earnings record was added a while back. I have no idea why it might be a shorter or longer period for people. Interesting.
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#9 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 8:39:38 AM(UTC)
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So this year, I'm looking for my 2019 earnings to be posted. Still have not shown up.
My 2019 Social Security earnings record was added a while back. I have no idea why it might be a shorter or longer period for people. Interesting.
Hmm, somebody else reported the same thing last year! Maybe yours got posted before all thi***** the fan?

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#10 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 12:00:43 PM(UTC)

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Most wage reports to SSA are done electronically and I'm pretty sure that all Federal agencies would report electronically, so unless there was a problem with the files received from your agency (which does happen occasionally) I doubt if that is the reason for the delay.

While the data is received very quickly by SSA that does not mean it gets posted to the appropriate database, which in this case is SSA's Master Earnings File, immediately. As I'm sure you can imagine SSA has multiple massive databases that must be maintained and multiple programs that are run every month to update all those databases and make changes to beneficiary payments as needed. SSA does not have unlimited computer capacity, and, at least when I was still working, the yearly IT budget was never sufficient to implement more than a small fraction of the upgrades they would have liked to do to increase the capacity and capabilities of the systems. And I doubt that that has changed for the better since then. So, different jobs are scheduled to be run on different days and times each month, and not every job is run daily. They might just run the operation to update records to the earnings file once a week, or even once a month because the remaining computer time is allocated to other jobs. So, if your employer's report was in the first batch of records processed that year it will get updated to the master file sooner than those of an employer whose report was in the batch that didn't get processed until weeks later.
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#11 Posted : Monday, April 20, 2020 12:24:14 PM(UTC)
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My 2019 earnings have been posted. So it appears that they are still processing data from last year, even if it might be taking a little longer than usual.
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