Common Questions About Social Security
Questions about Social Security? Look no further. Here are some of the most common questions about Social Security.
What is Social Security?
Social Security helps older Americans, workers who become disabled, and families in which a spouse or parent dies. As of June 2019, about 177 million people worked and paid Social Security taxes and about 64 million people received monthly Social Security benefits.
What is the purpose of a Social Security number?
Your Social Security number links you to your Social Security. You need a number to get a job and pay taxes. Your number is completely unique and no one else has the same number. It tracks your earnings while you’re working and your benefits after you receive Social Security.
Should I carry my Social Security card with me?
No. This is a very important document that is extremely difficult to replace. Social Security numbers are one of the most popular things stolen from people. Identity fraud is one of the highest rising types of crime today. You should keep your card somewhere safe, preferably locked up in a safe or where you only have access.
Is Social Security supposed to replace income?
Social Security was never intended to be the sole source of income for people when they retire. The purpose is to replace a percentage of a worker’s pre-retirement income based on your lifetime earnings.
How do I know if I’m eligible for Social Security?
One of the best ways to navigate the Social Security process is with an attorney. They provide you with complete confidentiality. In addition, they know the exact steps on choosing when to retire, checking your benefit credits, and so much more.
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