Can I Work When I’m On Social Security?

When you are working throughout your life, you pay a tax that can seem like a nuisance. It carries these initials: FICA. Though this can seem like money down the drain, in fact, if you live long enough you do get something for your contributions. As you are paying these taxes, you are earning retirement credits that can provide you with eligibility for Social Security and Medicare. It is relatively easy to earn the maximum amount of credits that you are allowed to accumulate in a calendar year. You can earn up to four credits each year, and in 2015, you get one credit for every $1220 that you earn. So, if you make a minimal amount of money for at least 10 years, you will qualify for Social Security and Medicare coverage. Age of Full Social Security Eligibility You may think that you become eligible for your full Social Security benefit when you reach a particular age, regardless of your year of birth. This would seem like a logical way to go about it, but the powers that be have creat


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