SOCIAL Security is not just for retired people.
If you reach the age where you can claim Social Securityyou can still work and collect benefits – it may even mean paying a higher amount.
Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the records of beneficiaries who received the previous year’s income.
If your most recent earnings year was one of your highest, SSA will recalculate your benefit and will pay you any increases you owe.
This increase is effective from January of the year after you earn it.
If you get a survivor allowance, the extra income can help Retirement benefits higher than your current survivors interests.
Keep in mind, when you start collecting Social SecurityThe SSA considers you retired.
There is a limit to how much you can earn and still get the full benefits.
How much do you earn?
If you are younger full retirement age and earn more than the annual income limit, the SSA may reduce your benefit amount.
If you haven’t reached retirement age for the entire year, the SSA will deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit.
For 2022, that limit is $19,560.
In the year you reach full retirement age, SSA will deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit.
In 2022, this limit on your earnings is $51,960.
The SSA will only count your earnings until the month before you reach full retirement age, not your income for the entire year.
If your income exceeds the limit for the year and you will receive retirement benefits for part of the year, SSA will pay you in full Social Security checks for any month you are considered retired, regardless of your annual income.
How is income deducted from benefits?
In 2022, if you are under full retirement ageThe annual income limit is $19,560.
If you reach full retirement age in 2022, your income limit for the months before full retirement age is $51,960.
Starting the month you reach full retirement age, there’s no limit to how much you can earn and still receive your benefits.
Here is the breakdown:
Under retirement age all year
- You are entitled to $800 a month in benefits. That equates to $9,600 for the year.
- If you work and earn $29,560 — that would be $10,000 against the $19,560 limit — your Social Security benefits will be reduced by $5,000.
- That’s $1 for every $2 you earn over the limit.
- That means you will receive $4,600 out of $9,600 in benefits for the year.
Full retirement age in August 2022
- You are entitled to $800 per month in benefits. That equates to $9,600 for the year.
- If you work and earn $63,000 for the year — with $52,638 for the seven months January through July — that’s $678 against the $51,960 limit.
- Your Social Security benefits will be reduced by $226 through the end of July.
- That’s $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit.
- You will still receive $5,374 of your $5,600 benefits for the first seven months. ($5,600 – $226 = $5,374)
- It will be adjusted starting August 2022, when you reach full retirement age you will receive your full benefit ($800 per month), no matter how much you earn.
SSA takes into account bonuses, commissions, and vacation pay.
Sufficient retirement age
Full retirement age (FRA) is based on your year of birth.
- Year of Birth: 1943-1954. FRA: 66
- Year of Birth: In 1955. FRA: 66 and two months
- Year of Birth: In 1956. FRA: 66 and four months
- Year of Birth: In 1957. FRA: 66 and six months
- Year of Birth: 1958. FRA: 66 and eight months
- Year of Birth: Year 1959. FRA: 66 and 10 months
- Year of Birth: 1960 and later. FRA: sixty seven
You can choose to retire as early as 62, but that will result in benefits withholding up to 30%.
If you get benefits at full retirement age, that will lead to greater benefits.
We help you calculate your retirement benefits.
Plus, we sketch exact date when Social Security will be paid in 2022.
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