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


No, unlike the SSI (supplemental security income) program which is need-based and provides a standard benefit amount, social security retirement provides a monthly benefit, for those who qualify, based on the following:

1. The reported lifetime earnings of a social security number holder;

2. The month in which the individual chooses to begin receiving their social security retirement benefits.




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    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions


  • Are Social Security Retirement benefits taxable?

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

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

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








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