What Causes My Social Security Retirement Check To Go Up After I Start Receiving Benefits?

There are three situations where your Social Security retirement checks may increase: COLA (Cost of Living Increase), AERO (Automated Earnings Reappraisal Operation), and ARF (Automated Reduction Factor). They represent three different situations in which your current benefit amount may be refigured due to an increase. COLA is probably the most familiar to beneficiaries. Do you…
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EVERY DAY IS INTERNET SECURITY DAY

Being safe online is important every day. There may be days devoted to internet security awareness, but you need to be careful every time you go online. Do you know what it takes to be safe online? You probably connect daily to get information, shop, socialize, or work. Every time you go online, you need…
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Where Can I Find The Rules For The Little Known Facts About Social Security?

You’ve heard the old saying about getting the correct answer from the horse’s mouth. Well, I am about to introduce you to the Social Security horse. Because Social Security touches so many lives, it gets written about often. Sometimes in trying to simplify ideas or to keep the length of an article manageable, important points…
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Remarriage And Social Security Benefits

The situation where the question of remarriage and Social Security benefits usually comes up is survivor’s benefits. If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more. Benefits paid to you as a…
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When Does My Social Security Retirement Check Go Down?

Retirement security is one of the most important considerations of the future retiree.  So, under what circumstances would your Social Security retirement check go down? The primary insurance amount calculated for you will not go down.  When cost of living increases are given, the amount of your benefit actually increases.  If you continue to work…
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