Social Security Snapshot


Maryland stretches from the Atlantic coast across the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains. Its diverse landscape yields a wide variety of recreation for retirees, everything from alpine hiking to sailing. Small town charms are abundant here, as are world-class shopping and dining — including its legendary seafood offerings, such as blue crab, the state crustacean, and rockfish, the state fish. A Social Security Advisor, who is a Registered Social Security Analyst, will help you make the most of your time here, by ensuring you receive all of the retirement benefits you’re entitled to.

Social Security for Maryland retirees — 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 Maryland

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

What you need to know as a Maryland retiree:

  • Maryland is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees
  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are partially taxed
  • Wages are taxed at the normal rates
  • Public pension income is partially taxed; private pension income is fully taxed
  • Maryland is the only state in the country with both an estate and an inheritance tax.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

If you’re planning for retirement in Maryland, advisors who 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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