Social Security Snapshot


Known as the “Show Me” state, Missouri is famous for its mid-western hospitality and rich culture. Located in the heart of America, Missouri is where southern hospitality, mid-western charm, and the promise of adventure come together. Known for its beauty, rich history, and die-hard sports fans, Missouri is an ideal retirement destination that offers an affordable senior living experience with an abundance of opportunity. A Social Security Advisor, who is a Registered Social Security Analyst, will help you make the most of your retirement years here, by ensuring you receive all of the retirement benefits you’re entitled to.

Social Security for Missouri 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 partially taxed Missouri

While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of on Social Security benefits, Social Security income partially taxed your Missouri state income tax return —regardless of income or the size of your Social Security benefit.

What you need to know as a Missouri retiree:

  • Missouri is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees
  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed
  • Wages are taxed at the normal rates.
  • Public pension income is partially taxed; private pension income is fully taxed
  • State and local sales tax rates are higher than the national average; property taxes are below the national average.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

If you’re planning for retirement in Missouri, 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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