How Work Affects Your Benefits


    Let’s say that you file for Social Security benefits at age 62 in January 2019 and your payment will be $600 per month ($7,200 for the year). During 2019, you plan to work and earn $22,600 ($4,960 above the $17,640 limit). We would withhold $2,480 of your Social Security benefits ($1 for every $2 you earn over the limit).


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