Earnings Test

Why Is Social Security Withholding My December Payment?

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I am 60 years old, still working and applied for my ex's survivor benefits in July (when I turned 60.) I qualified for the benefit. Social Security withheld 3 months because of my salary and my first payment was paid in November. My second payment was received on Dec 20th. Yesterday, I checked online regarding January's payment and it said my payments are "suspended" because I worked. Of course I worked...they calculated my 2017 benefits with my income in consideration.

What Is The Real Story?

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I am still working and applied to take my social security benefit in April 1917. I turned 66 in March 2017.
I earn $100k in my job. thought that I would avoid a penalty when I read this statement:

"In the year you reach full retirement age, we deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit, but we only count earnings before the month you reach your full retirement age. If you will reach full retirement age in 2018, the limit on your earnings for the months before full retirement age is $45,360.

Is It True That Social Security Will Not Deduct Any Money From My Benefits No Matter How Much I Earn Next Year?

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A friend just showed me something from S. S. .. it states that in 2018 if I am 66 or older, that it won't matter how much money I make, that S. S. will not deduct money from my S. S. Is that true? I started drawing S. S. at 62. I had too much money as earned income doing the 2016 taxes and they deducted $200 for the total year of 2017.

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Does The Pension I Receive Count Toward The Monthly And Yearly Amount Allowed?

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I am 60 and started receiving widows benefits in May of 2017. I also receive a portion of my husbands pension. I understand the pension was not used in calculating my monthly ss widows benefit, but will it count against me as income over the monthly and yearly amount allowed? Or is that only if I become employed?
Please advise

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Can I Collect My Social Security Now And Keep Working Full-Time?

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I am 64 and 2 months. I am working fulltime but likely to retire in April. Can I collect my social security now as well as work full time? I realize it is a lower amount than if I waited to 66 but circumstances may change that . I If I do not have to retire come April, can I suspend those benefits at that point and continue to work until 70.

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Should I Cancel My Social Security If I Intend To Start Working Full-Time?

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Larry, I took my Social Security when I turned 62 and now I am 65 and in Oct. of 2018 I will be 66. My question is I have been offered a full-time position at my job and I was wondering since I am on 65, should I cancel it (Social Security) before January 2018 so I can be off Social Security so I can make wages for 40 hours or more at my job? Please help me cause I am confused and don't want to pay 2 dollars for every 1 dollar over the amount I can make.

Thanks. Charles

Hi Charles,

How Much Can I Earn In 2018 Without Incurring A Penalty?

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If I retire in 2018 at age 66, how much can I earn without incurring a penalty?

Hi,

There is no limit on earnings starting with the month you turn your full retirement age of 66. And if you earn less than $45,360 in the months prior to the month in which you turn age 66, you could potentially draw benefits starting with January 2018 without losing any benefits to the earnings test.

Does It Matter How Much I Earn Per Month Next Year?

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I took early retirement in 2017. I started receiving ss when i turned 64 in 2017. I then returned to work part time and was told by SS that I could not earn more then $1410/month in order not to exceed the amount I could make while receiving ss. Normally the amount would be 16,000 approx but it needed to be divided into 12 monthly payments. I could not earn the full amount of 16,000 in the 4 months I would work before the end of the year. Now we are entering 2018. It will be my first full year of retirement but my full retirement age will not be until 2019.