Do you know how Social Security actually works? Well, if you’re a woman there are a couple of things you should know about retirement and Social Security.
According to the latest Center for Disease Control report, women tend to live longer than men. More exactly, the average American man lives to about 76, while the average woman in America will live to age 81. This means that women spend more time in retirement. So, understanding the Social Security benefits might give you the answers you were looking for.
Can I retire early and if so, how does that affect me? Can widows receive their husband’s social security benefits? This article helps women to highlight the most important things about Social Security they should know about. Keep reading to find out about them!
7 thoughts on “Social Security: 7 Things Every Woman Should Know About”
Why do teacher who have retired under California social security rules don’t qualify for social security benefit’s?
i AM 90 YRS OLD, FEMALE
i START DRAWING MY S.S. AT 62 YRS . mY HUSBAND ID STILL LIVING AND 90YRS OLD. cAN i DRAW 1/3 OR 1/2 OF HIS SS
I am a widow I made more than my husband so I had to retire under my earnings, Is there anyway of any other ss for me since he passed six years ago? I am almost 73/
My husband passed in 2017. He would be 65 June 2023. I am his wife. I will be 60 Nov. 11 2022. Can I start collect his ssa in 2023 when he is 65?
You can file for survivors benefits at age 60. You don’t have to wait. I was going to begin drawing ss and keep working at 62. They came back to me and offered survivors benefits which were more than mine. My husband died at 55 in 2015. I could have been collecting for the last 2 years had I known. File for it baby!
I worked for Social Security for 37 1/2 years and retired in 2006. You can begin collecting widow’s benefits at age 60 if you are not working and earning more than the allowable limit. Check with your Social Security office – depending upon how much you and your husband each earned, you may want to switch from the widow’s rate to your own Social Security rate when you reach full retirement age or when you reach age 70.
I was married for 24 years and now divorced and
never remarried. Can I get social security from my ex husband. ? I collect STRS but never paid into social security.