social security

If you have paid, or are paying, into the Social Security System, you have several things to consider and decisions to make before you turn 62, the earliest age you can begin collecting retirement benefits.

Medicare and Medicaid celebrated 50 years on July 30, and August 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of Social Security. The programs have a dramatic impact on the lives of millions of Americans each year.

Those who have paid into the Social Security system during their working years have several decisions to make about their retirement. An individual can begin collecting benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70, but when you start collecting benefits will affect the amount of money you get. And there are other things to take into consideration, including spousal benefits, that could dramatically change the total amount you receive in benefits.

Social Security and You

Dec 4, 2013

  An estimated 163 million workers are covered under Social Security, yet most of those individuals aren’t really sure what the system means for them, when they should begin collecting Social Security, how their retirement age affects their benefits, or how much money each month they will receive under the program.

Dennis Heywood from Social Security Solutions

Jan 25, 2013

The Social Security system is confusing and complex. While we’re still at the beginning of the calendar year, On the Money with Chris DeSimio welcomes Dennis Heywood from Cincinnati’s Social Security Solutions. With his years of experience with the Social Security Administration and working directly with clients on their claims and eligibility issues, he will provide some real world advice for those in, or just entering, the system.