When should a person take Social Security benefits?

Answer On One Hand: Start at Age 62If you plan to stop working before you reach your full retirement age, which is based on the year you were born, you can begin taking your retirement benefits as early a... Read More »

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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 »

The Maximum Social Security Benefits for a Disabled Person?

Social Security disability pensions are awarded to people who have made enough contributions to the Social Security system before becoming disabled or who meet certain other requirements pertaining... Read More »

How to File a Joint Income Tax With One Person on Social Security Benefits?

Married couples usually gain a tax advantage by filing a joint return in which both spouses add their incomes, deductions and benefits together. If one person receives Social Security benefits, the... Read More »

Is there a ceiling on the amount a person receives just in Social Security benefits?

There is an upper limit on Social Security benefits. Your benefit depends on how much you've paid in Social Security taxes, but each year only a certain portion of your income--in 2010, it was $106... Read More »