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Will my social security award go up if i continue working while collecting social security i am at fra

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I have an award as of my birtday in nov 2016. I was told by social security I can collect it back to my bday because I contacted them in march 2017. I will continue working. need to know if my $2134 award will increase because I will still be paying all taxes incl. soc security and medicare

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No, this is the question i have and social security couldn't give me an estimate of how much it would increase. i am going to work until i am 70.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 11 months ago
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HI, MY NAME’S LANE - I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice 1986.

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Social Security is a form of Social Insurance. There is no direct relationship between paying Social Security and Medicare taxes, and the size of your benefit.

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First SSA uses your highest 35 years of earnings and inflates them to current dollars to calculate something called AIME (Average Indexed Monthly Earnings). Then they apply some factors to that number to come to PIA (Primary Insurance amount)... Then for every year you wait to take, past full retirement age (up to age 70), you get a DRC (Delayed Retirement Credit) of 8% added to your benefit.

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But the taxes you pay are more like a premium to be IN the system, than anything that specifically drives the benefit amount.

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If you already have 35 years in the system, working additional years (Unless you earn say twice as much as you've ever earned before) will not likely increase the benefit.

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Remember that AIME has already inflated those earning from long ago to today's dollars. Working another year will (IF higher than the lowest year in the average AFTER it's been indexed) only replace that year - 1/35th of the average.

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It's typically only if you don't yet HAVE 35 years in the system, that working another year changes the average significantly (becasue THEN you're replacing zeros in that average).

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 11 months ago

You can read more about how the benefit is calculated here: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10070.pdf

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