Social Security Retirement Benefits
Authored By: Social Security Administration
Who should read this booklet? If you are thinking about retiring, you should read this booklet. The decisions you make about your retirement will be some of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. And because Social Security is part of the retirement plans of almost every worker in the United States, you will find information in this booklet to help you plan for those years. You’ll find explanations of how to qualify for Social Security benefits, how your earnings and age affect your benefits and how to choose your retirement date. You’ll also find information about Social Security’s future and where your Social Security tax dollars go.