Social Security Disability Resource Center

Social Security Retirement Questions


1. At what age can I start drawing Social Security Retirement benefits?

2. When can I actually apply to begin receiving Social Security Retirement benefits?

3. How long does it take to start receiving Social Security Retirement benefits after I apply for them?

4. Is there a minimum benefit amount that I will be entitled to receive for Social Security Retirement?

5. Are Social Security Retirement benefits taxable?

6. How much will my Social Security Retirement be reduced if I draw it early?

7. What determines how much I can get in Social security retirement benefits?

8. How do I qualify for a Social Security Retirement monthly benefit?

9. What if a person does not qualify for Social Security Retirement?

10. Can I file for Social Security Retirement online?

11. What do I have to take with me when I file for Social Security Retirement benefits?

12. Can I work and get Social Security Retirement?

13. What is an overpayment?

14. Will my Social Security Retirement check be reduced if I work?

15. How much can I work before my Social Security Retirement check gets reduced?

16. How does self-employment affect Social Security Retirement benefits?

17. Will I get cost of living increases when I am on Social Security retirement?

18. How can I get an estimate of what my Social Security retirement benefits will be?

19. Is Social Security retirement guaranteed to keep up with the cost of inflation?

20. What should I take with me when I go to apply for Social Security retirement?

21. After I begin receiving Social Security retirement, can my monthly benefit amount ever go down?

22. Can creditors garnish my Social Security retirement check?

23. If I owe taxes, can the Federal government garnish my Social Security retirement check?

24. If I owe property tax, can my city or county government garnish my Social Security retirement check?

25. Will I receive my Social Security check in the mail or will it be direct deposit?

26. If my Social Security check is direct deposited, how do I change the bank and have it deposited elsewhere?

27. If I donít receive my Social Security check or the amount is wrong, who do I contact?

28. If I am a widower and get married, will it affect my Social Security retirement?

29. If you already receive Social Security retirement, is there a way to increase the benefit amount?

30. How do you report fraud to the Social security administration?

31. Can you receive unemployment and Social Security from a deceased spouse??