Spousal Child-in-care Benefits

Q: I recently reached age 62 and start early Social Security in January. I will also receive dependent benefits for our 17-year-old son who is in high school and lives at home. Can my wife receive Social Security on my record now because our son will? She is in her 50’s and working. A: Based…
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Questions About SSA Survivors Benefits

Q: Now age 63, I have been receiving Social Security disability for several years. My wife is age 60. If I were to die soon, would my wife be able to receive my Social Security? How much would she receive? A: If widowed at age 60, she is old enough to receive Social Security survivors…
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How Much Do You Give Up For Early Retirement?

Q: How much is my Social Security retirement reduced if I start early? A: This depends on how many months younger you are than full retirement age (FRA), also called normal retirement age. Full retirement age is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full or unreduced retirement benefits. No matter…
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SSA Disability Benefits In Your State & More

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  While a time to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, this is also a good time to remind you that disability is unpredictable and can happen to anyone at any age. Fifty-six million Americans, or 1-in-5, live with disabilities. As of December 2014, benefits to disabled…
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Can You Afford To Retire?

Best wishes if you are one of the many people planning to retire soon. A secure, comfortable retirement is every worker’s dream. Since people are generally living longer, healthier lives, we can expect to spend more time in retirement than our parents and grandparents did. Retirement can last many years. As one part of your…
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