Social Security

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House panel looks at COVID-19 impact on Social Security

Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would adjust the formula to avoid a drop in benefits for those who turn 60 this year

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Working past 62 improves retirement security: Study

People who aren't prepared for retirement at age 62 aren't more likely than others to keep working, but those who do tend to benefit financially, a recent paper found

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Why 2020 is a bad year to turn 60

COVID-related job losses this year could reduce Social Security benefits for millions of people born in 1960

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Timing a Social Security claim when you have children

The Viagra college fund is alive and well, but the earnings test could reduce benefits

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Social Security withholds retroactive retirement benefits

The agency is delaying lump-sum payouts of back benefits amid the pandemic

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Social Security underpays more than 15,000 survivors

An audit shows many retired widows and widowers are due higher survivor benefits

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Retiring at 65 may still be the norm, despite Social Security changes

A phased extension of the full retirement age to 67 has changed claiming behavior, but not retirement, according to new research

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Social Security has a quick cash solution

Clients 66 and older can request a lump-sum payment and still earn bigger future benefits

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No Social Security cost-of-living boost likely in 2021

The plunge in oil prices is expected to eliminate any benefit increase for next year

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Pandemic will deplete Social Security trust funds

The economic slowdown resulting from COVID-19 will cut into the program’s revenue and boost its expenses