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How does self-employment affect Social Security Retirement benefits?


Self-employment is a very technical issue because individuals who are self-employed or are corporate officers have more control over their monetary situation than individuals who work in an employment capacity for others. For this reason, self- employment and corporate situations require the Social Security Administration to make a special determination as to entitlement to early Social Security retirement.

However, once an individual reaches full retirement age, there is no special determination necessary to receive a Social Security benefit.

Self employed individuals and corporate officers should contact the local Social Security office to address issues pertinent to their particular situation.




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    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions


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

  • Can creditors garnish my Social Security retirement check?

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

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