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Seniors: What You Need to Know About Social Security

Aug 26th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

AARP has done it again! Just as we were doing research for an article about the basics and essentials of Social Security, AARP posted the article. So instead of trying to out-do that great senior advocacy organization, we are posting the article with full credits to AARP and Kelly Miller, who wrote it.

Is Social Security just for retired workers? No. In December 2009, 15 percent of Social Security beneficiaries were disabled workers; 8 percent were children; 8 percent were widows, widowers and parents; and 5 percent were spouses. The remaining 64 percent of beneficiaries were retired workers.

At what age can I start collecting Social Security benefits? Workers can begin receiving benefits at age 62, but your benefit will be greater if you wait until your full