When Do You Receive The Maximum Social Security Retirement Benefit?

There are always lots of questions about the amount of the maximum retirement benefit. Maybe a more meaningful question is “How do you get the maximum Social Security retirement benefit?” To understand what the “maximum” really means, we need to look at how Social Security computes a benefit. Once you have earned the required 40…
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Eligibility For Social Security Payments For The First Month And The Last Month

One of the most frequent questions Social Security receives has to do with the eligibility for the first check and the last check for Social Security benefits. You have to be at least 62 to be eligible for a Social Security retirement benefit. At 62, the first month that you are eligible for the benefit is the…
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Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: Get A Benefit Verification Letter

Now that you are receiving monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income payments, you might have to show someone how much you receive. You might want to get a loan from a bank or credit union. Legal aide may be available to people with low income. Seniors and people with disabling conditions may find programs that…
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Understanding When The Monthly Earnings Limit Applies

There is an earnings limit for those receiving benefits who are under their full retirement age and receiving benefits. This limit does not apply to those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. When beneficiaries with disabling conditions return to work, they should consider the work incentives available to assist them and the return to work rules specific to disability…
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