Planning Will Help You See Green in Retirement

March 17, 2017 • By

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man on laptop Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years.

Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you’re among the 96 percent of workers in the United States covered under Social Security, it is helpful to know what benefits you are entitled to. Social Security bases your benefit payment on how much you earned during your working career. Higher lifetime earnings result in higher benefits. If there were some years you didn’t work or had low earnings, your benefit amount may be lower than if you worked steadily. How do you know what your retirement benefits might be so you can plan?  Create a safe and secure my Social Security  account to view estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. Visit and create your account today.

Social Security benefits help secure your today and tomorrow, but many people will need more retirement income. Saving for retirement is key. You might also have a pension or 401k. Combining as many savings resources will mean more income once you retire.

Your personal my Social Security  account continues to benefit you once you file for benefits and beyond.  Use your account to check the status of your application and, once you are receiving benefits, use your account to manage them.  For example, you can start or change your direct deposit, change your address and phone number, get proof of benefits, and much more—online and at your convenience.  Learn about all the great advantages of having your own my Social Security  account at

Social Security puts you in control. Visit regularly to access the ever-evolving tools and information we provide.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications



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  2. Susan F.

    If I am 65 and collecting SS since last July, can I withdraw my 401 K for $50000 and if so will it count as income for 2019. I will be 66 in July 2019.
    Thank you for your help.

  3. Solucan G.

  4. Solucan G.

    Thank you very much for this information.I like This site! Thanks!

    • Ray F.

      We appreciate your thoughts and we’re pleased we can help. Thanks for your comment!

      • EPV

        Hello I am a foreign worker with a h1b visa, we are thinking to go back to our country what happen with all the contributions that i made to the SSA?

        • Vonda V.

          Hi. Thank you for your question. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page about this topic. We also recommend that individuals planning to leave the United States visit our Office of International Operations home page, which provides additional information for our customers living abroad. Thank you.

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