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It doesn't. They are separate programs and you have to qualify for them individually.
The answer depends on your individual circumstances; however, if you begin drawing retirement benefits at age 62, your check will be approximately 75% of what you would receiv…e at full retirement age (most likely 66). This will be your base rate for the remainder of your retirement.
The exact amount of your benefit is calculated based on the average of your 35 highest-earning years, which varies by individual. At age 62, you would receive 75% of the amoun…t that you would qualify to receive if you waited until your Full Retirement Age (66 if you were born between 1943 and 1954). The maximum retirement benefit is $2,346. This is based on a person retiring at age 66 in 2010, after making at least 35 years of maximum FICA contributions. At age 62, that person would receive $1,759.50 per month. The average monthly benefit for a retired worker is $1,164. At age 62, that benefit would be permanently reduced to $863.00 per month (not including periodic cost of living adjustments).
You can take early retirement at age 62 if you have accumulated the required 40 work credits, but your benefit amount will be reduced to approximately 75% of what you would re…ceive if you postponed retirement until full retirement age (66 for people born between 1943 and 1954) or later. You can collect Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits at any age if you meet guidelines for both work credit eligibility and disability determination.
No, Social Security benefits continue unless you reenter the workforce and engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), which translates to earning more than an average of $1…,000 per month for most disabilities or $1,640 per month for blindness. If you remain unemployed or employed below the level of SGA, disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits when you reach full retirement age (for people born before 1943, age 65; for people born between 1943 and 1954, age 66). Your benefit amount will usually remain the same, except for standard cost of living adjustments (COLA), but there will no longer be a limit on the amount of income you can earn.
That depends on your year of birth. If you were born before 1943, the SSA considers full retirement age to be 65, and the earned income cap is lifted the month of your birthda…y. If you were born between 1943 and 1954, you will reach full retirement age at 66. In the year prior to your 66th birthday, the Annual Income Test remains at $14,160, with a benefit reduction of $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn over the limit. Your social security check will be withheld beginning in January of the next year until the entire overage is offset. If you retire this year, special rules apply to prevent retirees from being penalized for high income earned prior to their retirement date. Nothing you earn before filing for retirement will be counted toward the limit; however, you cannot earn more than $1,180 in each of the months following retirement the first year without incurring a penalty. In the year you reach full retirement age, you can earn $37,680 annually, but for every $3.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from your benefits until the month your reach full retirement age. The income cap is lifted completely and permanently the month you reach full retirement age. Retirement and Earned Income Summary Retirement year No penalty for income earned before retirement Can earn $1,180 per month for remainder of first year, if taking early retirementCan earn $37,680 per year until birth month if you reach full retirement age during your retirement yearNo income cap and no penalty if you have already reached full retirement age Age 62 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 62 Age 63 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 63; Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 64 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 64; Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 65 If born before 1943, no income limit If born between 1943 and 1954, apply first-year rule if retiring at 65Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 66 If born before 1943, no income limitIf born between 1943 and 1954, income cap of $37,680 until birth month No income limit after birth month Age 67 If born before 1955, no income limit Age 67 will gradually be phased in as full retirement age for people born in 1955 or later Age 68 and older No income limit
Yes. It has been found, however, that for some reason some states (Virginia, for example ) reduce the amount of your unemployment compensation by the amount of your SS, which …they should not because they are 2 separate and distinct programs that have no bearing on the purpose of each other. You should check with your own state for its handling of the matter.
Retirees can start receiving benefits from Social Security as early as age 62. However, the amount will be reduced from the amount expected at your full retirement age. …To the surprise of some, age 65 is no longer the age at which full benefits are received. The chart below shows the age at which you can receive full benefits. However, regardless of when you reach your full retirement benefit age, you can still receive a reduced benefit as early as age 62.
She can get a widows' benefit at age 60
At age 65 which is no longer the benchmark retirement age, you are subject to the earnings test until you reach the year of your normal retirement or full retirement age. Fo…r 2010 the amount would be 14,160. The earnings limit for workers who are younger than "full" retirement age (age 66 for people born in 1943 through 1954) will remain $14,160. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $2 earned over $14,160.) The earnings limit for people turning 66 in 2010 still will be $37,680. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $3 earned over $37,680 until the month the worker turns age 66.) There is no limit on earnings for workers who are "full" retirement age or older for the entire year. You can find the above information and more by clicking the below related link for Social Security On Line.
Social Security Online has benefit calculators to help you estimate how much retirement income you may receive. Bear in mind that retiring at 62 will reduce the monthly amount… to about 75% of the benefit you would receive at full retirement age. For people born between 1943 and 1955, full retirement age is 66. You can also call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm EST, and request that they send you a statement of projected retirement benefits. See Sources and Related Links, below, to access the benefits calculator.
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