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What are total social security payments for beneficiaries?

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Will dividends and capital gains affect social security payments?

In general, the size of our Social Security  retirement checks will depend on your lifetime earnings record and  the age that you begin collecting your benefits. If you star

What year did Social Security begin?

When Did Social Security and Medicare Start? Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in August 1935. The first one-time, lump-sum payments were made in Janua

What year did social security start?

The Social Security Act was signed in 1935, but taxes and payments weren't collected and made until 1937. The benefits started in 1940.

Do Social Security payments increase in different states?

No. Social Security retirement and disability payments are determined primarily by your earnings record, the number of work credits you've accumulated, and the age at which yo

What is the average payment on social security disability payments?

The average for October, 2012 was $1,111.09. Payments are based on the disabled individual's work history (in essence, how much they've paid into the social security system).