What is the social security tax?

Answer The U.S. Social Security tax is a federally imposed tax that is used to fund benefits paid to injured and retired workers. Social Security and Medicare make up the FICA (Federal Insurance Contribut... Read More »

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At what age does social security disability become regular social security?

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition and retirement benefits to those who are age 65 and older. Disabilit... 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 »

What is the difference between social security disability insurance and social security supplement insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) SSDI benefits are given to people who are unable to work anymore because their disability or medical condition is expected to last at least one year or ... Read More »