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Determining Your Eligibility and Estimated Benefits

You can find out how many quarters of coverage you have accumulated and what your estimated benefit will be at the time of retirement by requesting Social Security Statement SSA-7004 (formerly known as the Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement) from the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

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How Does Work Affect Your Social Security Payments?

Many people continue to work beyond retirement age, either by choice or out of necessity.

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Who Is Eligible for Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Social Security retirement benefits are not based on need but rather on income earned during your earning life. 

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Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is an insurance program that is available to qualified workers with disabilities regardless of their resources.

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Introduction to Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social Security was enacted in 1935 to provide some relief to America's destitute older citizens during the economic cataclysm kno...

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Social Security Benefits to Rise Only 1.5 Percent in 2014

The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.5 percent increase in payments in 2014 ... 

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Social Security Benefits for Spouses and Children

A little-known feature of the Social Security system is that in addition to paying retirement benefits for the retired worker, it ...

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How to Apply for Social Security

You can apply for retirement benefits online, over the phone or in person. 

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