Social Security Resources

Social Security Online, http://www.ssa.gov.   Provides information about Social Security benefits. Of particular interest are:
  • Retirement Benefits: http://ssa.gov/pubs/10035.html.  Good booklets on Social Security retirement benefits.
  • Social Security Retirement Planner: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/
  • Social Security Benefit Calculators: http://www.ssa.gov/planners/benefitcalculators.htm Calculate your retirement benefits using different retirement scenarios, find out how certain types of earnings and pensions can affect your retirement benefits, discover your options if you are close to retirement age, and more. Provides three options for calculators with progressively more precision but requiring greater user effort.
 FYI: To receive full social security retirement benefits you must be "normal retirement age" (NRA) which varies age 65 to age 67 by year of birth.  Please click here to calculate your NRA.