Social Security & Pensions


Social Security Administration

2012 Social Security Changes
Fact sheet from the Social Security Administration

Maximize Your Social Security
How couples can time Social Security benefits to help maximize them

Factors that May Affect Your Retirement Benefits
Covers different types of earnings, pensions, credits, etc. that could affect benefits

Find an Answer to Your Question about SSA
Type in your question to find an answer already posted

Full Retirement Age Calculator
Determine the age you may start receiving full Social Security benefits

Life Expectancy Calculator
Simple tool based on gender and year of birth

Medicare & You (Publication)
The basics of Medicare provided by SSA

Medicare Part B Premiums: Rules for Beneficiaries with Higher Incomes (Publication)
Information on 2012 Medicare Part B Premiums from the SSA

Monthly Medicare Premiums for 2012

Talking About Medicare: Your Guide to Understanding the Program
Kaiser Family Foundation report provides answers to basic questions related to Medicare coverage, as well as information to help patients make decisions on a range of topics related to enrollment, plan choices and prescription drug coverage.

Social Security Benefit Application/Information
Apply online for your SSA benefits or obtain information to apply in person or over the phone

Social Security Benefit Estimator Tool
Produce a quick Social Security “estimate” and create additional retirement scenarios

When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits (Publication)
The decision of when to receive benefits could affect you and your family


10 Common Causes of Errors in Pension Calculations
And tips for safeguarding your pension from the US Department of Labor

FAQs About Cash Balance Pension Plans
Provided by the US Department of Labor

Finding a Lost Pension (Publication)
Provided by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Pension & Benefit Plan Basics (Q & A)
Provided by CNN Money

Pension Plan Retirement Options Calculator
Provided by AARP

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