I worked some during our marriage, but mainly was a stay-at-home mother rearing our children. Consequently, according to SS agents, my monthly benefit results from two accounts: a small amount from my meager earnings and a larger amount from my husband's earnings. Together they equal half of his benefit. Here's the rub. I'm self-employed and pay into SS each year. I've made enough to raise my benefit each year, BUT they add the amount onto my small account and take it away from the account they set up for me from my husband's earnings.
My husband began collecting ss at full retirement 66. He continues to work contributing the max and will also for 2017 as he makes more than 127000. Will his ss benefit go up? I haven't seen a change this year.
I am 68 with $48k yr income. SS will be $1806 (2016 income not incl yet) @ 70yrs @43k per year I get 2,037 or @ 24k per yr (more realistic) $2,015.If I collect now and work till 70 does my benefit go up?
I will retire in April - I turned 70 yrs. old in March 2016. I did not take my social security at that time as I am still working. I will start taking it the month I retire. Can I collect back to my 70th birthday or at least collect for the past 6 months? I thought I needed to be retired before I started asking them to send my monthly check. I have set up a meeting with my local SS office - should I also seek an attorney to help me collect back payments?
Thank you for your assistance.
I was Born in October 17, 1953. I want to retire in October 17 2018. Ho much SS do I collect.
That depends on your earnings history among other things. To find out how much you will get, and when would be the best time for you to apply, you may want to consider running the maximization software available on this website.
I started receiving Social Security Retirement benefits when I was 62. I am now 67. I don't work and have not had a consistent job since 1989. I first began working in 1967.
I was receiving monthly benefits until May, 2016. At that point the benefits stop. Why would The SS Administration discontinue my benefits.
Hello Larry, I'm 67 years old from Florida and retired to the Philippines in 2012. I have been collecting $450 monthly ss since I was 62. I recently married my 27 year old Filipina girlfriend after living together here in the Philippines for 5 years. She has no income. Will my marriage affect my ss benefits in any way? Thanx, Richard
I haven't found an answer to this question either on the Social Security website or in your software: for someone born on January 4 who wants to apply for early retirement benefits at the age of 63 (in January 2017), should the application ask for benefits to start in January or February? In other words, if the applicant asks for benefits to start on January 1, 2017 (a few days before they turn 63) is the lifetime benefit calculation based on age 62 or 63?
Larry - Doing end-of-year tax planning and a question about raising my salary for 2016 to reach the 2016 maximum ($118,500). I will be 66 in Aug 2017; my plan is to defer taking my social security until age 70 - projected benefit at FRA is $2,575, and $3,498 at age 70.
On 4 of the last 5 years (and 7 of the last 10) I have "maxed out" my salary - wages in excess of the SS contribution limit. This year I am at $102,400 to date -- I have taken the required compensation amount from my prof corp (per my CPA) to meet the fiscal year requirements.
I turned 66 in August, and started drawing S.S. I took a lesser job same company in March and half of my salary. Will my S.S. be reduced?