What determines Social Security pay?

Answer Just about anyone who earns a salary pays into the Social Security retirement plan. How much a person pays into this program determines the majority of her retirement benefits, but an individual's ... Read More »

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What determines Social Security benefits?

Social Security retirement benefits are determined by several factors: when you were born, when you retire and how much you earned while you were working. Disability and survivor benefits depend ma... 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 »

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 »

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 »