What’s the optimum age to start taking
your Social Security Retirement Benefits?
Every year you delay taking your SS, it is equivalent to an 8% increase in benefits, upon which you will later receive a cost-of-living increase. If you continue to work, that would increase your benefits too. See bibliography below.
Don’t forget about Medicare @ 65
If you plan to delay receiving benefits because you’re working, you’ll still need to sign up for Medicare three months before reaching age 65. If you don’t enroll in Medicare medical insurance or prescription drug coverage when you’re first eligible, it can be delayed and you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have coverage. You can find more detailed information about Medicare here.
- Estimate Your Life Expectancy
- Other Benefit Calculators
- When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits
- Benefits For Your Spouse
- Other Things To Consider
- Retirement Toolkit
- my Social Security
- social security solutions.com fees may apply
- fairly geeky, there are good spreadsheets at www.analyze now/ but they are not easy
- Forbes 5 calculators
Smart Asset.com Social Security Calculator
IRS Publication 915: Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits.
Terry Savage.com Social Security – Still have mortgage?
Dave Ramsey – Take Social Security early?
Suze Orman – Optimum Age to retire
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Social Security's Planning Tools
- Retirement Benefits Publication 10035
- What is your retirement age?,
- Use the benefit calculators to test out different retirement ages or future earnings amounts,
- More about Social Security programs,
- What happens if you work after you retire?, and
- How do certain types of earnings and pensions can affect your benefits?
- Retirement options,
- How members of your family may qualify for benefits,
- How to apply for benefits and what supporting documents you'll need to furnish, and
- Apply for retirement benefits.
- Retirement Check List # 10377
Social Security Handbook
Social Security & Medicare
OFFICIAL online Enrollment and Benefit Calculator
Medicare and You 2020 #10050
Everything you want to know
Different Parts of Medicare
Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage
How to sign up for Parts A & B
Is your test, service, or item covered?
Original Medicare Parts A & B
Medicare Advantage Plans & Part D Rx
Supplement Insurance (Medigap)
Low Income Help LIS
Payments if you are living outside of USA # 10137