Will my benefits be reduced if I work while collecting benefits?

Full question: I am 62 years old . If I start collecting social security now but continue working are my benefits going to be reduced or they will be the same as if I am not working ? Thank you Hi there, If you start collecting your retirement benefits and are still working, your benefits…

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I am still working. Should I apply for spousal benefits now or wait?

Full question: If I am still working and my husband is retired collecting Social Security what is the advantage/disadvantage for me to apply/collect spousal benefits now? Hi there, If you are still working and are younger than your full retirement age, you will be subject to the earnings test threshold if you are collecting Social…

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I am 69 and still working. Will I get the COLA increase from last year?

Full question: I’m past full retirement age and still working full time. I’m turning 69 next spring. Will I get the COLA increase from last year? Hi there, Yes! When you turned 62 you started having the COLA applied to your benefit, regardless of if you were collecting or not. So yes, you will continue…

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Can I collect a railroad spousal benefit and does my own work affect that benefit?

Full question: I married July 1, 2022, to a railroad retiree, which retired in 2002 after 35 years, I turned 61, April 23, 2023. I currently work full-time been with company 7 years in October, can I collect of my spouses railroad retirement at age 61, and can I still work? Hello, It sounds like…

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Do my future Social Security benefits decrease if my salary decreases?

Full question: I am 65 and pretty much retired since last year. Since my salary last year was very low $22,000 and have made much less this year I noticed my Social Security check diminished by $100 if I wait until I am 70 years old to draw. Will it continue to diminish if I…

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Can I switch from an ex-spousal benefit to my own benefit at 70?

Full question: Good morning. I am divorced, 66 years old with two disabled adult children that have lived with me all their lives. One has Autism, the other was injured at age 22 and is a parapalygic. Can I collect 1/2 of my ex-spouse’s Social Security Retirement while I continue working and change over to…

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