Retirement Benefits

Are The Estimated Payments Provided By Social Security Accurate?

I will be 62 next month. I am single, never married, no children, no
disability, don't need the money, I have over $500k saved up and I spend
about $20,000 per year total. I use the ACA Marketplace health insurance,
with income very low from interest income and a small pension from a company.
My house is paid for.
My worry is the govt. will reduce SSI payments - I have read by 21% sometime
in the next few years.
I want to maximize my SSI payments even though I'll probably never need the

Should I Review My Benefits?

retired in 2005. have worked pt since and paid in ss. should I review my benefits

Hi,

I assume you mean that you're drawing Social Security benefits and have worked since you started drawing. If that's the case then your earnings subsequent to filing could cause a benefit rate increase, but only if your earnings in one or more of those years was higher than one of your highest 35 of wage-indexed earnings years used to compute your original benefit rate.

How Can I Determine The Amount Of My PIA?

Dear Larry: I am 68 and want to find out what my PIA is to help my planning. I called SS twice and got 2 very different answers. I have a SS statement dated 15 months before I turned 66 and that doesn’t match either of the two amounts the SS reps said. And I can’t find the amount on my account at mysocialsecurity.gov. What do you suggest? Thank you for all you do to help real life folks like me be smarter about all this.

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What Effect Will It Have On My Benefit Rate If I Have Lower Than Normal Earnings Next Year?

I WILL TURN 66 (MY FRA) NOV 2019. I PLAN ON RETIRING FROM MY JOB NOV 2018 BUT WILL POSTPONE TAKING SS UNTIL AGE 66. MY ANNUAL INCOME FOR 2019 WILL BE ONLY 50% OF MY CURRENT ANNUAL SALARY. WILL THAT REDUCTION IN ONE YEAR OF INCOME AFFECT OR REDUCE THE MONTHLY SS BENEFIT IF I DONT CONTINUE TO EARN WHAT I CURRENTLY DO?

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Will My Husband's Earnings Since He Started Drawing Benefits Increase His Benefit Rate?

My husband started collecting his benefit at full retirement age and was still worki g and still is. When he retires in a couple years, the three or four years he worked and paid taxes, will it increase his benefit amount or will it stay the same. If it does I crease is it automatic or does he have to contact them and how?

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How Can I Get An Estimate Of My Age 70 Benefit Rate Including My Projected 2018 Earnings?

I am 68 (birthday in November) and plan to delay taking my social security benefit until age 70. I will continue working at least through the end of 2018. I know my projected monthly benefit as of age 70, based on salary through 2017, per a call with Social Security this morning. I’m interested in a reprojection of my monthly benefit at age 70, based on including projected 2018 salary. Should I use your Maximize My Social Security software to enter my projected 2018 salary, in order to do this projection? Or can Social Security do this projection for me?