Computing Your Retirement

Q:  How many years of work are used to compute retirement?  A:  Many people are surprised when they learn how many years of work are used to compute Social Security retirement amounts.  Coupled with this is confusion about how much work is needed to be eligible for a retirement benefit.  Today I hope to lessen…
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Are DRC’s For You?

You can start Social Security retirement as young as age 62 or wait to a later age.  Full retirement age (FRA), sometimes called normal retirement age, is the Social Security Administration term for how old a person must be to receive retirement without age-based reductions.  Benefits started prior to FRA are referred to as “early”…
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Enrolling In Medicare

Q:  I reach age 65 in 2012.  Will SSA contact me to enroll in Medicare?   Where can I find Medicare information? A:  How you enroll in Medicare depends on whether or not you are receiving monthly Social Security benefits.  If already receiving benefits, your Medicare card is automatically mailed to you a few months before…
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Third Business Services Online Webinar Announced – Register Now

Details about the third Social Security Business Services Online (BSO) webinar are available.    Scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:00pm eastern time, this free session will provide step-by-step instructions for electronic W-2 wage reporting.   Register to participate at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/. This will conclude the current “Business Services Online (BSO): The Joy of Using BSO” series.  In Part I, you…
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Want To Start Your Social Security Retirement? Answer These Questions First.

Much of my workday for the Social Security Administration involves public contact, including teaching pre-retirement seminars or through articles.   “When should I start my Social Security retirement?” is a very popular question.    There is no one best answer to this question.  You decide what is right for you. In no particular order, here are a…
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