Social Security Snapshot


If you’ve got Georgia on your mind, it’s easy to see why. Georgia consistently ranks at or near the top of best places in the country for retirees because of its affordability, low cost of living and light tax policies. It’s Southern living at its best — with beautiful mountain wilderness sprawling across our Northern border and miles of pristine coastline along the South, state parks, national sites, bustling cities, and cultural attractions that welcome people from every corner of the country. To take advantage of all that Georgia has to offer you in your retirement years, start with a consultation with a Social Security Advisor who is a Registered Social Security Analyst to ensure you receive all of the social security income and benefits you’re entitled to.

Social Security for Georgia residents — here’s what you can expect:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Benefits for disabled workers and their dependents
  • Benefits to the families of deceased workers

You may also be entitled to:

  • Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) – a needs-based program for people ages 65+ and people with disabilities, regardless of age.
  • Assistance if you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income to apply for extra help with the cost of prescription drugs (Medicare Prescription Drug Program.)

Social Security: It’s tax free in Georgia

While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of on Social Security benefits, all Social Security income is tax-free on your Georgia state income tax return —regardless of income or the size of your Social Security benefit.

What you need to know as a Georgia retiree:

  • Georgia is very tax-friendly toward retirees.
  • Social Security income is not taxed.
  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are partially taxed.
  • Wages are taxed at normal rates.
  • Public and private pension income are partially taxed.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

If you’re planning for retirement in Georgia, advisors that are Registered Social Security Analysts can help you gain far more Social Security income by making the optimal claiming decisions. Our clients have realized from $20K to $200K in potential additional benefits. Contact us today for a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our RSSA advisors.

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