I am 70 and still working. How much income can I earn while collecting benefits?

Full question: I am 70 years old and I am working how much can I make in 2022 and 2023? I will be applying for Social Security benefits this month. Hello, There are two earnings limits that retirees need to be aware of before collecting while continuing to work. The lower limit is $19,560 which…

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How does earned income affect Social Security benefits?

Full question: I turn 62 in January 2023 and want to collect Social Security. I have earned $55,000 in 2022. How will that affect my benefit in 2023? Hello, If you have earnings in 2022, but do not file until 2023, your earnings for 2022 will not impact your benefits. However, if you decide to…

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Are taxable withdrawals from my 401k considered earned income?

Full question: Are withdrawals from my 401k considered “earned income” with respect to taxing my Social Security benefits? I understand how Social Security benefits can be taxed if you have earned income while collecting Social Security. I just don’t understand/know if taxable withdrawals from my 401k count as earned income. Thanks. Hi there, The earnings…

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Can I supplement my income by working past the age of 70?

Hi there, Yes, you can work past the age of 70 to supplement your Social Security income. Working past age 70 may or may not affect your Social Security income. Depending on your income, your Social Security could be subject to federal (and state, depending on where you live) taxation. Your future income even has…

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Does a widow’s survivor benefit get reduced if she is still working?

Full question: I can’t find clarification on survivor benefits and earnings limits. If a husband passes away and the survivor wife is age 55 and is working and caring for kid(s) under 16, does her benefit get reduced because she is working? Hello, Yes, like other Social Security benefits, survivor benefits also are subject to…

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Will the earnings test apply if I work a part time job, making my earnings above the annual limit?

Full question: I will turn 65 in 4/22, not drawing Social Security right now and still working. If I begin drawing Social Security now and retire this summer with my income being just short of 19.5K, avoiding the penalty, but in the fall pick up little part time job maybe making $500 or so a…

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