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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I have been drawing social security yrs. I am still working

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I have been drawing social security for 8 yrs. I am still working and paying into it. Should I be able to get more since I am still paying into it?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

That will depend on your overall work history amounts. Our primary insurance amount is based on our top 35 years of work earnings that we paid SS taxes on. If your newer years of work earnings replace any of the prior top 35, causing a lower earning year to scroll off and providing for a higher 35 year income total, (indexed), then yes, your benefit would go up, even if incrementally only. A more notable increase would occur if, say, you had only 10 years prior, such that 25 years of zero years were worked into your average (they take the 35 years and determine your average MONTHLY income, upon which they give you a % as your SS benefit). But working ANY additional years, you'd be replacing one of those zero years, making a more obvious mathematical difference.

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