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Social Security in retirement

The Social Security Retirement benefit is a monthly check that replaces part of your income when you reduce your hours or stop working altogether. It may not replace all your income so it's best to identify other ways to pay for your monthly expenses as you age.

See if you're eligible

Eligibility is always based on work. Most jobs take Social Security taxes out of your paycheck so you can get a monthly benefit in retirement.

Plan for retirement

Estimate your benefit amount, determine when to apply, and explore other factors that may affect your retirement planning.