Earnings Test

Am I Understanding The Earnings Test Rules Correctly?

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I am thinking about turning on my wife's social security ( or half of mine and let her's grow) starting 1/1/20. She will be 66 on Nov 20, 2020. She makes about $60k/year. The SSA website states…

In the year you reach full retirement age, we deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit. In 2020, the limit on your earnings is $48,600, but we only count earnings before the month you reach your full retirement age.

Are Earnings For Caregiving For A Disabled Adult Child Excluded From The Annual SS Earnings Limit?

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Hello,
Are earnings for caregiving for a disabled adult daughter, who lives in our home, excluded from the annual SS earnings limit?
In 2019, the annual earnings limit for those under full retirement age (FRA) is $17,640. Pensions are not counted toward the earnings limit. As paid caregivers to our disabled adult daughter, the caregiving income is excluded from taxes based upon the parents caregiver tax exemption Notice 2014-7. My assumption is caregiving income would not apply to SS income earnings limit.
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Is There A Limit On How Much My Husband Can Earn If He's Collecting Benefits As A Spouse With A Child In Care?

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I have filed for retirement benefit at age 63.5. Have a disable Adult child and filing for there benefit now as well. She was disabled before the age of 22. My questions are regard spousal in care of child benefit. My husband is 64 and has not filed for benefit yet and may delay until 70.. Is there an earning limit regarding how much he can earn if he is collecting a spouse benefit on my record for a disabled child in care?

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Is The SS Representative Correct About My Income?

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Hi Larry, I am a retired 63 year old dad receiving a Social Security Survivor’s benefit as a surviving parent caring for my disabled adult son. This year I began receiving payments through a Washington State Medicaid Waiver program as compensation for caring for a disabled person in my home. These are known as “difficulty of care” payments, and are exempt from federal income tax under IRS Notice 2014-7. The IRS also treats these payments as unearned income. In addition, they are exempt from FICA/FUTA taxes because I am a parent providing care to my adult child.

Will The Fact That I Worked In 2019 Reduce My Benefits?

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I plan to retire December 31, 2019. I want to start collecting SS benefits in January, 2020. I will be 63 years 3 months. My FRA is 66 years 4 months. I started the online application. It asked if I worked any in 2019, which I did. It also asked if I plan to work in 2020, which I do not plan to do. I am concerned that my benefits will be reduced because I worked in 2019. Should I be concerned that my benefits be reduced because I worked in 2019? Thank you.

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