What Is A Typical Social Security Disability Amount?

Q: What is a typical Social Security disability amount? A: As of May 2015, the average monthly Social Security disability amount to a disabled worker was $1,165. This does not include benefits paid to eligible family members. Also as of May, the average monthly amount paid to the eligible spouse of a disabled worker was…
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Are SSA Amounts Based On Where You Live?

Q: Do Social Security retirement amounts change based on what state you live in? A: No. Your retirement amount is based on your personal work history over many years and your age when starting benefits, not on where you live. It will not change if you move to a different state. Your best 35 years…
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When Did SSA Retirement At Age 62 Begin?

Are you thinking of starting Social Security retirement at age 62, or at any time when younger than your full retirement age (FRA)? Did you know that this option was not always available? Early retirement was not part of the original 1935 Social Security Act. At that time, SSA retirement could not start before age…
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Social Security And Your Other Pensions – GPO

Pensions generally do not reduce the amount of your Social Security but a pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security can do so. The previously mentioned Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) could affect the amount of your own Social Security retirement if you work for a federal, state or local government agency, a nonprofit…
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More About The WEP

Today continues the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) topic started this week. To recap, pensions generally do not reduce your Social Security retirement. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is an exception to this general rule. In very limited cases, mainly involving people who have had government employment, your pension can result in a lowered Social Security retirement…
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