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Asked by someone from CA on 7/15/2016
Lynn Henley
Lynn Henley, CPA says
Good Morning, A person may "retire" at any age and retirement may look very different from person to person. Some people continue to work part-time, some people volunteer (work at jobs for which they do not receive compensation) and some people don't work at all. You may be asking about whether you can collect Social Security at 57. Unless ... (Read More)
Asked by someone from TX on 7/1/2016
Henry Hebeler
Henry Hebeler,  says
After a person reaches 62, they are entitled to the larger of a spousal benefit or the person's own benefit. Your own benefit is likely to be quite small. Call the SSA with your Social Security number and get the amounts for starting at different years. (Read More)
Asked by someone from FL on 7/3/2016
Henry Hebeler
Henry Hebeler,  says
I do not know or any exceptions, but there may be one for the fact that once a person remarries, Social Security benefits from the previous spouse are no longer available. Check with your local SSA office with your own specifics. You'll also get definitive values for your case. (Read More)
Asked by someone from CA on 7/10/2016
Henry Hebeler
Henry Hebeler,  says
Thank you. I've been writing and responding to comments and email for many years now. My object is to help people obtain a better retirement to the best of my ability. Of course, I can't see the future any better than anyone else, so readers should keep that in mind. My answers and articles depend on my first hand experiences and things my ... (Read More)
Asked by someone from CA on 6/30/2016
Steve Chen
Steve Chen,  says
There's a detailed Answer on this topic here: https://www.newretirement.com/answers/11501/terminated-ticket-to-work.aspx (Read More)
Asked by someone from MA on 6/30/2016
Steve Chen
Steve Chen,  says
I'm not sure - you can probably call them and ask http://hcrb.org/ (Read More)

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