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I started drawing my social security approximately 9 years ago and have continued to work and pay social security-does my benefit every increase from the amount I continue to pay in??

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If you continue to work after your full retirement age, and continue to pay in social security tax on each payroll - does your social security benefit ever increase??

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Yes - it is possible to have your social security benefits increased if you continue to work.

Many people wonder how we figure their Social Security retirement benefit.
The SSA calculates your Social Security benefits based on your lifetime earnings.
The SSA will adjust or “index” your actual earnings to account for changes in average wages since the year the earnings were received.
Then 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” - PIA
So if these additional years of earring are included into these 35 years you earned the most - your benefits are recalculated.
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That recalculation takes place every January - your employer reports wages to the SSA - and you do not need to proof that - but it might be beneficial to verify if that reporting is reflected on your working record.
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