Can I Collect Both My Deceased Spouse's Social Security and My Own at the Same Time?
No. Even if you are eligible to receive both benefits, Social Security will pay out only the higher of the two.
Can I Collect Social Security if I Live Outside the U.S.?
Yes. U.S citizens who qualify to collect Social Security benefits can receive their payments while living in almost all other countries.
4 Ways to Increase Your Retirement Savings
Saving for retirement can be challenging but taking small steps can lead to big rewards. Here are four ways to build your retirement nest egg.
Can I Work While Getting Social Security Disability Insurance?
You are permitted to work and collect SSDI, but there are strict limits on how much you can earn.
Can I Collect Unemployment Benefits and Social Security at the Same Time?
Collecting unemployment benefits does not affect what you receive from Social Security.
How Long Do I Have to Work to Get Social Security?
Most people are able to earn the required credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits after about a decade in the workforce.
How to Spot a Social Security Payment Scam
Scammers love to impersonate the Social Security Administration to try and steal your money or personal information. Here are tips to help you spot a Social Security payment scam before you lose your personal information and your money.
How Much Will Your Social Security Increase?
Find out how much the COLA went up, new earnings limits and more changes to your Social Security payments in 2021.
3 Ways to Keep Your Social Security Number Safe
Some businesses will ask for your Social Security number, but they don't really need it. Here is how to identify who you should share your Social Security number with.
What is the Full Retirement Age for Social Security?
Social Security’s full retirement age is when you qualify for 100 percent of your benefit, at age 66 or 67, depending on when you were born. You’ll earn even more if you wait till age 70.
It’s Not Too Late to Start Saving for Retirement
Saving for retirement can be stressful, especially during difficult times — such as a job loss due to the pandemic. But AARP financial ambassador Jean Chatzky says it’s never too late to start saving.
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