Category Archives: Social Security FAQs

Question #3 – How Does Work Affect SSDI Benefits

A question I used to get asked all the time went something like this — I have received SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) benefits for a couple of years now, and i am interested in trying to work again. What … Continue reading

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Question #2 – Should I Retire Now Or Wait Until I Reach Full Retirement Age?

This is something I got asked a lot when I was working at SSA, and still am, when people find out that I used to work there.  The general answer is that someone who files earlier will receive more money … Continue reading

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Question 1: When does one become ‘fully vested’ in Social Security?

Question: When does one become ‘fully vested’ in Social Security via the FICA tax deduction from their earned income? Answer: This question has different answers depending on whether we are discussing Retirement, Survivors, or Disability benefits. Quarters of Coverage The … Continue reading

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