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  • Taxes and Your Social Security Benefits

    Social Security benefits may be subject to income tax under some circumstances. This document explains the amount of income that is exempt and the extent of taxes on benefits beyond those allowed amounts. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration

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  • Planning for Your Survivors

    As you plan for the future, you'll want to think about what your family would need if you should die now. Social Security can help your family if you have earned enough Social Security credits through your work. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • If You Are The Survivor

    Just as you plan for your family's protection if you die, you should consider the Social Security benefits that may be available if you are the survivor--that is, the spouse or child--of a worker who dies. That person must have worked long enough under Social Security to qualify for benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits for Your Children

    When you qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, your children may also qualify to receive benefits on your record. Your eligible child can be your biological child, adopted child or stepchild. A dependent grandchild may also qualify. Click to learn more. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Goverment Pension Offset

    Explains how Social Security dependency benefits for some widows or widowers may be reduced if they are also eligible for a government pension. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Windfall Elimination Provision

    Explains how your disability or retirement benefit will be calculated if you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration

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