retirement

How Special Payments After You Retire Affect Your Social Security Benefit

March 22, 2018 • By

After you retire from your job or self-employment, you may get payments for work you did before you started receiving Social Security benefits. We call those “special payments.” Usually, special payments will not affect your Social Security benefit, if they are for work done before you retired. These payments will be counted in the last […]

Continue reading "How Special Payments After You Retire Affect Your Social Security Benefit" →


Tags: ,

A woman setting a kayak into the water by a dock

Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week

February 23, 2018 • By

A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, Social Security has collaborated with […]

Continue reading "Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week" →


Tags: ,

A couple doing finances together

4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan for Retirement

January 25, 2018 • By

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible. There are a lot of important questions to answer. Should you claim benefits earlier and get a smaller monthly payment for more years? Or […]

Continue reading "4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan for Retirement" →


Tags: , ,

A woman reading a document on a computer monitor

5 Ways Social Security Protects You and Your Family

January 18, 2018 • By

Next payday, when you see a portion of your wages go toward FICA taxes, rest easier knowing that your investment in Social Security brings a lifetime of protections for you and your family. From your first job and throughout your career, we track your earnings and give you credits for the contributions you’ve made through […]

Continue reading "5 Ways Social Security Protects You and Your Family" →


Tags: , , ,

A family sitting together while celebrating a holiday

Social Security’s Top Five Blog Posts

January 4, 2018 • By

This blog is a go-to source for Social Security news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone, even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts […]

Continue reading "Social Security’s Top Five Blog Posts" →


Tags: , , , , , ,

An older man sitting at a table while using a laptop

10 Handy Ways to Use Social Security Online

December 7, 2017 • By

There are many easy ways to use our website. Here are some common and not-so common uses: Apply for Social Security benefits online, of course! This is the fastest, most convenient way to apply for retirement, spouses, disability, or Medicare benefits, without visiting a local office or calling to speak to a representative.

Continue reading "10 Handy Ways to Use Social Security Online" →


Tags: , , , , ,

A man using a computer at work

How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age

November 30, 2017 • By

For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re willing and able, maintaining gainful employment later in life could go a long way […]

Continue reading "How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age" →


Tags: , , , , , ,

An older couple looking at a tablet device

Reflecting during Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 • By

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives. At Social Security, we are most thankful because we’re able to provide you with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey.

Continue reading "Reflecting during Thanksgiving" →


Tags: ,

A family having dinner on Thanksgiving

Improve Your Retirement with a my Social Security Account

October 23, 2017 • By

September was National Self-Improvement Month, but it’s always a good time to focus on your health and wellness. While you do that, make sure your retirement is healthy, too, by opening a secure, personal my Social Security account.

Continue reading "Improve Your Retirement with a my Social Security Account" →


Tags: , , , ,

An elderly couple using a laptop in a kitchen

Working While Retired

September 21, 2017 • By

Retirement life is different for everyone. Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow, whether you sail into the sunset or decide to continue working. Some of our rules allow you to receive Social Security retirement or survivor benefits and work at the same time, as long as you don’t make more than Social […]

Continue reading "Working While Retired" →


Tags: ,

Two women picking flowers
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 8 Next »