What Is the Social Security Leveling Option?

Answer The typical worker can begin drawing Social Security benefits at age 62. But some workers have pension plans that allow them to collect a full pension years earlier than that. If you're such a work... Read More »

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What Is Option 1 of Social Security Retirement?

In recent years, legislators have put forward several proposals for reform of the Social Security retirement system. Fearing that the enormous trust fund will run a deficit while paying out benefit... Read More »

Your deceased husband received Social Security Disability can you receive Social Security at age 60 on his record?

Yes, a widow or widower can draw reduced survivors' benefits at age 60, even if the spouse's source of income was SSDI. In order to receive the full amount, you would have to wait until normal reti... Read More »

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability Insurance how is it that Social Security can withhold 6 months of pay?

When you are awarded Social Security disability benefits, you do not receive benefits beginning on your onset date. Rather, there is a 5 month "waiting period" before benefits begin.As a practical ... Read More »

Can you collect Social Security widow's benefits& Social Security income?

You cannot collect Social Security widow's benefits and Social Security income at the same time, according to the Social Security Administration. If Social Security income benefits are higher than ... Read More »