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1 1 1 Pre-Retirement Seminar For PA SSHE December 2009 Social Security Contact: Sherra Zavitsanos Pre-Retirement Seminar For PA SSHE December 2009 Social Security Contact: Sherra Zavitsanos

2 Retirement Insurance 1935 Retirement Insurance History - Social Securitys Programs 1956 Disability Insurance 1956 Disability Insurance 1939 Survivors Insurance 1939 Survivors Insurance

3 3 3 Other Programs 1965 Medicare 1965 Medicare 1972 Supplemental Security Income 1972 Supplemental Security Income 2003 Medicare Part D 2003 Medicare Part D

4 4 4 Social Security is the foundation for a comfortable retirement, but you also will need other savings and investments. If you want to learn more about how and why to save, visit Save for a Secure Future

5 million people Who Gets Benefits from Social Security? 32 million Retired Workers 2.9 million Dependents 7.4 million Disabled Workers, 1.8 million Dependents 4.6 million Widows/ Widowers 1.9 million Children of Deceased Workers 2/2009

6 6 6 Payments to Beneficiaries Workers & Employers Who Pays for Social Security?

7 7 7 Children Per Woman U.S. Birth Rate

8 8 8 The Number of Workers per Beneficiary is Decreasing

9 9 9 America Is Getting Older U.S. Population Age 65 & Older America Is Getting Older U.S. Population Age 65 & Older 11 Million 1946 (7% of total population) 38 Million 2009 (12% of total population) 74 Million 2034 (19% of total population)

10 10 Life Expectancy for Those Age 65 Today MenWomen U.S. Population8185 White8084 African Americans7983 Hispanic8588 Asian8488 American Indians8488 MenWomen U.S. Population8185 White8084 African Americans7983 Hispanic8588 Asian8488 American Indians8488

11 11 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments Effective DateAmount June 19758% June % June % June % June % June % June % June % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec 19884% Dec % Dec % Dec % Effective DateAmount June 19758% June % June % June % June % June % June % June % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec 19884% Dec % Dec % Dec % Effective DateAmount Dec 19923% Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Effective DateAmount Dec 19923% Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec % Dec %

12 12 In 2017, Social Security Will Begin Paying More in Benefits than is Collected in Taxes In 2017, Social Security Will Begin Paying More in Benefits than is Collected in Taxes 12 At exhaustion in 2041, only about 78% of benefits could be paid.

13 13 You Need to Work to Earn Social Security Credits Each $ 1,090 in earnings gives you one credit 2010: $1120 You can earn a maximum of 4 credits per year Example: To earn 4 credits in 2009, you must earn at least $ 4,360. Earning 40 credits throughout your working life will qualify you for a retirement benefit. Each $ 1,090 in earnings gives you one credit 2010: $1120 You can earn a maximum of 4 credits per year Example: To earn 4 credits in 2009, you must earn at least $ 4,360. Earning 40 credits throughout your working life will qualify you for a retirement benefit.

14 14 Your Age When You Retire Affects Your Benefits If Youre a Worker and Retire At age 62, you get a lower monthly payment permanently At your full retirement age, you get your full benefit You get an even higher monthly payment if you work past your full retirement age

15 15 In Addition to the Retiree, Who Else Can Get Benefits? In Addition to the Retiree, Who Else Can Get Benefits? Your Spouse At age 62 At any age if caring for child under 16 or disabled Divorced spouses may qualify Your Child Not married under 18 (under 19 if still in high school) Not married and disabled before age 22

16 16 Full Retirement Age Year of BirthFull Retirement Age 1937 or earlier & 2 months & 4 months & 6 months & 8 months & 10 months 1943 – & 2 months & 4 months & 6 months & 8 months & 10 months 1960 or later67 Year of BirthFull Retirement Age 1937 or earlier & 2 months & 4 months & 6 months & 8 months & 10 months 1943 – & 2 months & 4 months & 6 months & 8 months & 10 months 1960 or later67

17 17 How Social Security Determines Your Benefit Social Security benefits are based on earnings Step 1Your wages are adjusted for changes in wage levels Step 2Find the monthly average of your 35 highest earnings years Step 3Result is average indexed monthly earnings

18 18 Use the New Retirement Estimator You can get estimates of your future Social Security retirement benefits using our new online Retirement Estimator. No manual keying of earnings is needed What if scenarios are easy You can get estimates of your future Social Security retirement benefits using our new online Retirement Estimator. No manual keying of earnings is needed What if scenarios are easy Its convenient, secure and quick. Its convenient, secure and quick.

19 19 You Can Work & Still Receive Benefits You CanIf You Make More, If You AreMake Up ToSome Benefits Will Be Withheld Under Full Retirement Age $ 14,160/yr. ( $ 1,180/mo.) $ 1 for every $ 2 The Year Full Retirement Age is Reached $ 37,680/yr. ($3,140/mo.) $ 1 for every $ 3 Month of Full Retirement Age and AboveNo LimitNo Limit You CanIf You Make More, If You AreMake Up ToSome Benefits Will Be Withheld Under Full Retirement Age $ 14,160/yr. ( $ 1,180/mo.) $ 1 for every $ 2 The Year Full Retirement Age is Reached $ 37,680/yr. ($3,140/mo.) $ 1 for every $ 3 Month of Full Retirement Age and AboveNo LimitNo Limit

20 20 What Will You Need When Applying for Your Social Security Benefits? What Will You Need When Applying for Your Social Security Benefits? Social Security number for each applicant Proof of age (birth certificate) Latest W-2 or self-employment tax return Earnings estimate Bank information for direct deposit Information about marriages/divorces Information about military or railroad service Social Security number for each applicant Proof of age (birth certificate) Latest W-2 or self-employment tax return Earnings estimate Bank information for direct deposit Information about marriages/divorces Information about military or railroad service

21 21 Social Security Benefits Not just Retirement: Survivors Benefits Disability Benefits Benefits for dependents

22 22 Who Can Get Survivors Benefits? Widow or Widower: Reduced benefits at age 60 If disabled as early as age 50 At any age if caring for child under 16 or disabled Divorced widows/widowers may qualify Your Child if: Not married under age 18 (under 19 if still in high school) Not married and disabled before age 22 Widow or Widower: Reduced benefits at age 60 If disabled as early as age 50 At any age if caring for child under 16 or disabled Divorced widows/widowers may qualify Your Child if: Not married under age 18 (under 19 if still in high school) Not married and disabled before age 22

23 23 Parents Age 62 and was receiving at least one-half support from deceased worker Lump Sum Death Payment ( $ 255) Most spouses or children Parents Age 62 and was receiving at least one-half support from deceased worker Lump Sum Death Payment ( $ 255) Most spouses or children Other Survivors Benefits

24 24 Social Securitys Disability Definition: A medical condition preventing substantial work for at least 12 months, or expected to result in death. The determination also considers age, education & work experience. A medical condition preventing substantial work for at least 12 months, or expected to result in death. The determination also considers age, education & work experience.

25 25 Who Can Get Disability Benefits? Worker Must have paid into Social Security five out of last 10 years Spouse At age 62 At any age if caring for child under 16 or disabled Divorced spouses may qualify Worker Must have paid into Social Security five out of last 10 years Spouse At age 62 At any age if caring for child under 16 or disabled Divorced spouses may qualify

26 26 Who Can Get Disability Benefits? Child Not married under age 18 (under 19 if still in high school) Not married and disabled before age 22 Child Not married under age 18 (under 19 if still in high school) Not married and disabled before age 22

27 27 65 & older -or- Receiving Social Security disability benefits at least 24 months -or- Permanent kidney failure -or- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 65 & older -or- Receiving Social Security disability benefits at least 24 months -or- Permanent kidney failure -or- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Who Can Get Medicare?

28 28 When Can I Sign Up for Medicare? Medicare Enrollment Periods: Initial - at age 65 Special - if still working General - January-March

29 29 Medicare Coverage Part AHospital Insurance Covers most inpatient hospital expenses Deductible $ 1,068 Part BSupplementary Medical Insurance Covers 80% doctor bills & other outpatient medical expenses after 1 st $ 135 in approved charges Monthly Premium $ Part DMedicare Prescription Drug Plan Covers a major portion of prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries average Monthly Premium $ 28 Part AHospital Insurance Covers most inpatient hospital expenses Deductible $ 1,068 Part BSupplementary Medical Insurance Covers 80% doctor bills & other outpatient medical expenses after 1 st $ 135 in approved charges Monthly Premium $ Part DMedicare Prescription Drug Plan Covers a major portion of prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries average Monthly Premium $ 28

30 30 Extra Help Could Further Reduce Medicare Prescription Drug Costs Extra Help Could Further Reduce Medicare Prescription Drug Costs Extra help is available for low income beneficiaries to pay for part of the Medicare Part D monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments. The extra help could be worth more than $ 3,900 per year. Go online to to apply for extra help. Extra help is available for low income beneficiaries to pay for part of the Medicare Part D monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments. The extra help could be worth more than $ 3,900 per year. Go online to to apply for extra help.

31 31 For More Medicare Information MEDICARE ( ) TTY MEDICARE ( ) TTY

32 32 Who Can Get SSI? Age 65 or older Blind - any age Disabled - any age Limited income Limited resources Supplemental Security Income Social Security coverage not required

33 33 What Should You Do to Prepare for Your Retirement? Get estimates of benefits using different retirement ages and wage estimates Get estimates of benefits using different retirement ages and wage estimates

34 34 Social Securitys Online Services Retirement & Disability Applications Apply for Extra Help Retirement/Survivors/Disability Planner Request a Statement Change of Address Medicare Card Replacements Request a Benefit Verification Letter Start or Change Direct Deposit Retirement & Disability Applications Apply for Extra Help Retirement/Survivors/Disability Planner Request a Statement Change of Address Medicare Card Replacements Request a Benefit Verification Letter Start or Change Direct Deposit

35 35 The Social Security Statement


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