Social Security for Washington 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 Washington
While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of on Social Security benefits, all Social Security income is tax-free on your Washington state income tax return —regardless of income or the size of your Social Security benefit.
What you need to know as a Washington retiree:
- Washington is tax friendly toward retirees
- Withdrawals from retirement accounts are not taxed
- Wages are taxed at the normal rates.
- Public and private pension incomes are not taxed
- Sales tax rates are high and property tax rates are about average
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