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The only income I will be getting is Social Security. I will

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The only income I will be getting is Social Security. I will be 68 this October. I don't want to leave any funds on the table but don't really know the in's & out's.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.


Social Security calculates your average indexed monthly earnings during the 35 years in which you earned the most. They apply a formula to these earnings and arrive at your basic benefit, or “primary insurance amount.” This is how much you would receive at your full retirement age.

If you have not yet done so you should check your earnings record to make sure that all are shown.

You can create an account with SSA online here

Then you can see all your information and make sure all your earnings are shown.