Social Security’s retirement benefits

Social Security benefits last as long as you live and increase with the cost of living. These benefits, including Medicare, provide a foundation on which to build a financially secure retirement. Savings and pensions are the other two legs of the stool for your retirement plan.

A secure, comfortable retirement is every worker’s dream, especially now that we’re living longer, healthier lives, we can expect to spend more time in retirement than our parents and grandparents did. Achieving the dream of a secure, comfortable retirement is much easier when you plan your finances.



Benefit Calculators

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Social Security also provides a lump-sum death payment of $255. Your spouse and young children can receive benefits equal to a $354,000 life insurance policy.

Social Security’s disability program for an average family is equivalent to a private disability insurance policy worth over $233,000.

Social Security’s Planning Tools

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What if you work in two or more different Countries?

International Social Security agreements, often called “Totalization agreements,


have two main purposes.

  • First, they eliminate dual Social Security taxation, the situation that occurs when a worker from one country works in another country and is required to pay Social Security taxes to both countries on the same earnings.
  • Second, the agreements help fill gaps in benefit protection for workers who have divided their careers between the United States and another country.

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Consumer Links & Resources


Benefit Calculators

Get your Personal Statement, Records and Retirement Estimate ONLINE


Outline of Questions on Social Security

Nolo Press Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions – Get the most out of your retirement and Medical Benefits.

Cost of Living Increase

Spousal Benefits

If your self employed – how to pay your premiums – taxes publication # 10022

Going out of Country – No coverage under Original Medicare – Get Quotes and enroll ONLINE
Going out of Country - No coverage under Original Medicare - Get Quotes and enroll ONLINE

Medicare and You 2020 #10050  
Everything you want to know 

medicare & you

Different Parts of Medicare 

A = Hospital
B = Doctor Visits – Out Patient
C = Medicare Advantage or Medi Gap
D = Part D Rx

Video by Steve Shorr based on Medicare & You Pamphlet

Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage


How to sign up for Parts A & B
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One comment on “Social Security – Retirement Benefits

  1. Hi there,

    There is so much confusion when it comes to healthcare coverage, especially (I think) regarding Medicare and insurance. I’m contacted via my website pretty often about it, but I’m in no way an expert. On the other hand, your website is a great resource on these topics, and I appreciate that you offer so much information to help people make sense of it all. With that in mind, may I ask you to add a few more pieces of info to help your readers? These are based on the questions I’m asked about the most.

    Medicare vs. Medicaid: Key Differences and What Is Covered

    What’s the Difference Between Burial Insurance, Life Insurance, and Funeral Insurance?

    Why You Should Get Health Insurance

    Buying Private Health Insurance

    Will My Insurance Cover a Retirement Home or Assisted Living?

    Requirements for Long Term Disability

    Do You Need Disability Insurance?

    I think a page like this one would be a good place for these (-

    I appreciate it, and the next time I get a question about Medicare, insurance, etc., I’ll be sure to direct them to your website.

    Jillian Day
    [email protected]

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