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When Are You Eligible For Social Security Benefits?

We have focused this past couple of months on the ins and outs of Social Security. With its benefits accounting for over 40% of today’s retiree’s income, its reach touches and impacts many lives. Even though it is a vast system that many people partake in, it still brings about confusion and frustration for many. We would like to help assuage that confusion, turning trepidation into secure knowledge. The question we will tackle today is: When am I eligible for Social Security benefits?

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Your Social Security Questions Answered

Social Security is a financial benefit given to retired workers. The system is funded with federal tax dollars from the Federal Insurance Contribution Act or FICA taxes. These taxes are taken directly from your taxable earnings. Each paycheck, 12.4% of it gets funneled into Social Security. If you are employed with a company, your employer pays 6.2% and you pay 6.2%. If you work for yourself, however, you are responsible for the entire 12.4%.

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How Does Social Security Work For Retirees Today?

Social Security is a government system designed to supplement income for retired workers and their families. All working Americans contribute money to Social Security through the Federal Insurance Contribution Act or FICA taxes. These taxes consume 12.4% of your taxable earnings to fund Social Security benefits. You contribute this percentage of your paycheck so that you will be able to collect the benefit when you retire.

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