Will My Part-Time Job Affect My Medicare Premiums?
Making more money affects your Social Security benefits. Expert Jean Chatzky answers how your overall income from your part-time jobs and investments may affect your next hospital visit or prescription.
Do Stay-at-Home Parents Get Social Security Spousal Benefits?
The requirements for Social Security benefits can be challenging to understand. Expert Jean Chatzky explains how to collect spousal benefits as a stay-at-home parent.
Does My Divorce Affect My Social Security Spousal Benefits?
Divorce and Social Security can be complicated. Expert Jean Chatzky lists ways you can still receive spousal benefits after divorce, even if that ex-partner has passed.
Do I Get Social Security Survivor Benefits?
The requirements for Social Security benefits can be confusing. Expert Jean Chatzky answers what happens to survivor benefits when a spouse passes away before they start collecting Social Security.
Should I Collect Social Security Early if I Have Medical Issues?
It may seem like a good idea to collect Social Security early if you have medical issues, however expert Jean Chatzky weighs in on the potential pros and cons of collecting Social Security before full retirement.
Can I Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicaid at the Same Time?
You can apply for Medicaid if you are receiving SSDI, but the amount of your disability benefit could affect your eligibility for the health care program.
Can I Get SSDI and SSI at the Same Time?
It is possible to qualify for both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, but getting them at the same time could affect your benefit amounts. A specialist can help you assess your options.
How Do Social Security Survivor Benefits Work?
Survivor benefits are monthly payments to family members of deceased workers — typically their spouse, former spouse or children. The amount is based on what the deceased was entitled to get from Social Security at the time of death.
I Am Receiving Social Security Disability. Can My Mate Get Benefits?
If you’re collecting Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, your mate may be eligible for benefits depending, on his or her age and other factors.
When Are Social Security Benefits Paid Each Month?
In most cases, the Social Security payment schedule depends on the beneficiary's birthday, but there are some exceptions. To learn more, go to aarp.org/SocialSecurity.
Can I Collect Both My Deceased Spouse's Social Security and My Own at the Same Time?
No. Even if you are eligible to receive both benefits, Social Security will pay out only the higher of the two.
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