earnings record

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

The record of a person's earnings over his or her lifetime that is maintained by the Social Security Administration for purposes of calculating the amount of benefits to which one may be entitled -- including retirement benefits, disability benefits, or dependents or survivors benefits. Ask the Social Security Administration for a copy of your Social Security Statement to make sure your earnings record is accurate.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.