Social Security Snapshot


Although Minnesota is called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Wisconsin has more than 15,000…and that’s great news for fishing enthusiasts! Add to that its rural or city living options, low crime rates, good healthcare and plenty of dining and entertainment options, and that makes the Badger State a great choice for your senior years. To make the most of your time there, your first step is to get all of the retirement benefits you’re entitled to. That’s why enlisting the services of a Social Security Advisor who is a Registered Social Security Analyst is one of the best moves you can make.

Social Security for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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

What you need to know as a Wisconsin retiree:

  • Wisconsin is moderately tax friendly toward retirees
  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed
  • Wages are taxed at the normal rates
  • Public pension income is not taxed; private pension income is fully taxed
  • Property and sales tax rates are low.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

If you’re planning for retirement in Wisconsin, 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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