How Much Will Your Social Security Increase?
Find out how much the COLA went up, new earnings limits and more changes to your Social Security payments in 2021.
3 Ways to Keep Your Social Security Number Safe
Some businesses will ask for your Social Security number, but they don't really need it. Here is how to identify who you should share your Social Security number with.
How to Secure Your Social Security Information
The Social Security Administration takes steps to protect your information from fraudsters. But there are two steps you can take to provide an extra level of security to your account.
3 Ways to Keep Your Social Security Information Safe
Your Social Security number is like the master key to your identity. Letting it fall into the wrong hands could put your personal information at risk. Here are three things you can do to protect yourself from scammers.
What is the Full Retirement Age for Social Security?
Social Security’s full retirement age is when you qualify for 100 percent of your benefit, at age 66 or 67, depending on when you were born. You’ll earn even more if you wait till age 70.
The 3 Biggest Myths About Social Security
There’s a lot of misinformation about Social Security out there. Is it going broke? Do you take out what you pay in? Is it best to collect when first eligible? Find out the answers in this video.
Does My Income Affect My Medicare Premium?
Your income from the year before last will determine whether you pay standard or higher premiums, but you can apply for lower premiums if certain life-changing events have occurred since then.
Can I Stop and Restart Social Security Benefits?
If you started collecting early and within the last 12 months, you can withdraw from receiving benefits and reapply later. If you’re past full retirement age, you can pause your benefits to receive credits that will increase your payments.
How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
Good things come to those who wait. From the time you reach full retirement age, your maximum monthly benefit will increase for each month you hold off on collecting until you reach age 70.
Will My Social Security Payment Increase If I Keep Working?
If you start collecting before full retirement age, your income could lower your monthly benefit if you make above a set limit. That limit goes away at full retirement age, and you could actually raise your benefit amount.
How Is Social Security Funded?
Social Security gets most of its funding from taxes and special government investments, but it also has reserves from years of taking in more money than it paid out.
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