Retirement Estimator at Social Security is Answer
Again in Q&A
4, 2014 - There are several important tools provided online by the
Social Security Administration that can help senior citizens, and even
those who have not reached their retirement age, in better planning
their retirement. Maybe the most useful is the Retirement Estimator,
which is the answer again, this time to a question in this week's Social
Security Q&A about deciding when to retire.
I am not sure when I am going to retire so I
want to estimate my retirement benefit at several different ages. What
is the easiest way to do that?
Retirement Estimator is easy and it is the best way for you to get a
good idea of what your monthly benefit payment may be after you retire.
The Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security
Keep in mind, these are estimates and we cannot
provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits. You can
use the Estimator if you have enough work to qualify for benefits and
are not currently receiving benefits.
If you are currently receiving only Medicare
benefits, you can still get an estimate. You can learn about this
subject by reading our publication,
Retirement Information For Medicare Beneficiaries.
I was medically discharged from active duty
service due to injuries I sustained while on active duty in 2011. What
type of benefits can I receive from Social Security?
Members of the United States armed forces receive
expedited processing of their Social Security disability applications.
The expedited process is available for any military service member who
alleges he or she became disabled during active duty on or after October
1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurred—at home or in the
line of duty.
Expedited processing is also available to veterans
who have a compensation rating of 100% Permanent and Total (P&T)
disability, regardless of when the disability occurred. Some dependent
children and spouses of military personnel may also be eligible to
receive benefits. Visit our website designed specifically for our
wounded veterans, where you will find answers to a number of
commonly asked questions, as well as other useful information about
disability benefits available under the Social Security and Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) programs.
Our website includes a fact sheet on the subject:
“Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors”.
You will also find a webinar, “Social Security for
Wounded Warriors,” that explains the expedited disability process
available to wounded warriors. The one-hour video is an introduction to
disability benefits for veterans and active duty military personnel.
If you would like more detailed information about
the disability process, you can watch our seven-part video series “Social
Security Disability Claims Process.”
Source: Oscar Garcia is a Public Affairs
Specialist with the Social Security Administration. You can direct your
questions to him at: SSA, 411 Richland Hills Drive, San Antonio, Texas,
78245. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.