I have in the past urged people to set up an account at mysocialsecurity.com in order to be able to check your status with Social Security. Today, I learned of another reason to do so. I had a client get approved for disability. But, the earnings information on file for him was incorrect. But, this was not the usual situation where SSA did not credit a person with earnings. Rather, SSA had accorded my client earnings that did not belong to him. This error is going to result in a huge amount of paperwork to correct. In the meantime, however, the client is going to get less benefits than he would. His minor daughter will get nothing until this gets resolved. The bottom line is that even an error apparently in your favor can cause big trouble down the road. So, please, go online and check what Social Security has on you. The little time it takes now could save you a lot of trouble down the road. Per their website, less than fifteen million people have set up accounts with Social Security. The number of accounts should be in the hundreds of millions. Join the ranks today.