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.
Help! Should I Tap Into My Retirement Account Early?
Should you tap into your retirement savings to make ends meet during the pandemic? AARP financial ambassador Jean Chatzky shares her advice.
Can I Stop and Restart Social Security Benefits?
If you started collecting early and within the last 12 months, you can withdraw from receiving benefits and reapply later. If you’re past full retirement age, you can pause your benefits to receive credits that will increase your payments.
How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit
Good things come to those who wait. From the time you reach full retirement age, your maximum monthly benefit will increase for each month you hold off on collecting until you reach age 70.
Will My Social Security Payment Increase If I Keep Working?
If you start collecting before full retirement age, your income could lower your monthly benefit if you make above a set limit. That limit goes away at full retirement age, and you could actually raise your benefit amount.
Can I Collect Both Social Security Retirement and Disability Benefits?
You can only collect only one benefit at a time. If you collect SSDI before you reach full retirement age, you’ll continue to collect the full amount after, it will just be called a “retirement benefit” at that point.
Happy Birthday, Social Security!
AARP celebrates the 85-year-old landmark program. Sign the birthday card for Social Security at action.aarp.org/socialsecurity85.
How to Use a My Social Security Account
My Social Security allows you to access information from your Social Security record. This recording of a live online training session, presented by AARP in collaboration with Senior Planet, will teach you everything you need to know to get started.
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