Note: Only people who reached age 66 by May 1, 2016 can file and suspend their benefits. “One way to improve your retirement is to maximize Social Security benefits you will receive. In a recent survey, 49 percent of American workers said they are not confident that they will have enough money to live […]
Q: Can I receive two retirement benefits? I have heard that spouses can collect 50% of their husband’s benefits; can I collect my own benefit and half of my husband’s? A: You can only collect one Social Security benefit. When you retire Social Security will calculate your own benefit and any other benefits that you […]
What is Social Security? Social Security is a federal program that was created to provide economic security to workers in the United States. Social Security benefits are funded by payroll taxes collected from workers and self employed people. Social Security actually has two main programs, the Old Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and […]
A popular question that I hear from baby boomers getting ready to retire is “how are Social Security benefits calculated?” This is an important question because it could affect how long you need to work, whether you should continue to work during your retirement years, or other aspects of your retirement plan. First, please note […]
Spouses who do not work or who have substantially lower earnings than their spouse may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on their spouse’s earnings. Below is a common question about spousal benefits.