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When Is The Best Time To Retire?

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Is age 62, the earliest you can start collecting Social Security, the right time to retire? Should you wait until Social Security Full Retirement Age of around age 66 or do you push retirement back even later? Does it make sense to retire sooner? Retirement Planning expert and Certified Financial Planner Brian Fricke offers his insight into when the best time to retire might be for you.

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How much money will you receive from Social Security disability benefits?

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Interested in calculating how much money you will receive from Social Security disability benefits if approved? Sharon Christie, a leading Social Security disability benefits lawyer in Baltimore, Md, outlines how much money you will receive from Social Security once approved (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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Are your Social Security benefits taxable?

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One of the most common questions about Social Security is whether benefits are taxable.  Money Evolution’s investment advisor, Bill Lethemon, says that the answer to that question is probably yes (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). He breaks it down in this five-minute video.

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Can you work and collect Social Security benefits?

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Your decision on when to start collecting Social Security benefits is a personal one depending on your own specific situation. This Savvy Women Wealth Management video (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation) explains that you can work while you receive Social Security retirement benefits, however if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, your earnings may reduce your benefit amount.

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How Social Security benefits are calculated on a $50,000 salary

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Social Security is an essential part of retiring in the United States. Nearly nine of ten people aged 65 and older receive benefits, which are based on your income, the year you were born and the age you decided to start taking money out. How it’s calculated, however, is anything but simple. CNBC Television explains how the math is broken down and how much you can expect to earn in Social Security benefits on a $50,000 salary (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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What is the Social Security 2019 phone scam alert?

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Frauds and scams are a part of doing business online. In this brief video, the U.S. Social Security Administration offers advice on how to help thwart potential scammers and protect your information (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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How does Social Security work?

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In this Pure Financial Advisors video, Susan Brandeis, CFP® breaks down exactly how Social Security works, how it started, and who is eligible (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation).

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What is your Full Retirement Age in 2019?

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What is your full retirement age in 2019? My Retirement TV explains that your full retirement age is the age that you qualify to receive 100 percent of your Social Security benefits (Note: Not affiliated with Social Security In 30 Minutes or publisher i30 Media Corporation). While most people believe that the age is 62, this is not correct!

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How to access My Social Security

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Are you getting ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, or disability benefits through the SSI or SSDI programs? This short video shows how to get access to My Social Security on the official ssa.gov website. Narrated by the publisher of Social Security In 30 Minutes, Volume 1: Retirement Benefits and Social Security In 30 Minutes, Volume 2: Disability Benefits.

The four levels of the Social Security appeals process

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Sometimes the Social Security Administration will make a change to your benefits. This post describes options if your appeal to have the original benefits reinstated is turned down.

Reconsideration is the process by which someone unrelated to the first review, goes through your full file to see if your claim is valid and takes into account any new evidence you have provided. 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a reconsideration, a Hearing is held with an administrative judge overseeing the process and one that has not been involved in any decision making on your claim before. You may provide additional information to support your claim, talk about your situation, or have witnesses available to be interviewed. 

The hearing takes place within 75 miles of your home but you also have the ability to participate via video conferencing. If you are not able to be physically present at the hearing or are not able to attend via video, you will need to let the judge know as soon as possible. The SSA will send a letter of the judge’s decision and a letter. 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a hearing, you can request that your claim be reviewed by the Social Security Appeals Council. The council will either say that the administrative hearing judge’s ruling stands, that they will review and give a decision, or they will send it back to an administrative law judge. The SSA will make sure to send you information about the outcome and which avenue they took to determine it. 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeals council or they denied your claim immediately, you have the right to ask for a Federal Court to hear your case. There would be information on doing so within the letter from SSA upon denial from the Appeal Council. 

For more information about Social Security appeals, check out the last chapter of Social Security In 30 Minutes, Volume 2: Disability Benefits