How to Submit an Application for Social Security Survivors Benefits

If you’re the husband or wife of a deceased spouse who earned Social Security earnings credits over his or her working life, you may want to know how to submit an application for Social Security survivors’ benefits. Social Security Administration (SSA) currently provides retirement benefits to more than 40

Social Security Full Retirement Age and Excess Earnings

If you waited to claim Social Security benefits and your past Social Security full retirement age (FRA) needed to claim your benefits, you probably know that no benefits are actually lost because of your earnings. If you’re less than FRA, you’re subject to the following SSA rules: If you

Self-Employment, Excess Income, and Your Social Security Benefits

If you’re about to claim Social Security retirement benefits or you’re in the first year of retirement after claiming your benefits, you may have concerns about Social Security tests for self-employment and/or excess income. Considerations about self-employment, excess income, and your Social Security benefits in the initial year of

Important Social Security Topics Now

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Important Social Security topics now include the increasing demographic demands placed on the program and rising financial demands placed on the program. The Social Security Act originally provided retirement benefits for wage or salary earning citizens of the United States. As the U.S. climbed out of the Depression years,