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Deciding when to take Social Security depends on several factors.

Here’s exactly how much more money you get each year you delay taking Social Security

If you take Social Security after your full retirement age of 66 or 67, your monthly benefit will increase by up to 8% each year until age 70.
No matter a person's income, 15% of their Social Security benefit is tax-free.

The government can tax up to 85% of your Social Security. Here’s how to find out exactly how much

Up to 85% of Social Security benefits are taxed, but how much depends on the person's total earnings. Here's how to calculate the tax.
You can check your Social Security benefits online at any time.

Millions of Americans are ignoring an important tool for retirement planning that only takes seconds to find

Anyone can create a free My Social Security account to find out exactly what their monthly benefit will be when they retire.
Mamie Walker, of Tampa, Florida.

An 84-year-old woman who never attended college says the government cut off her social security over $224,414 in student loan bills

Mamie Walker, of Florida, received a letter from the Treasury Department saying she owed $224,414.50 in student loans, despite never going to college.

Here’s what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

Social Security and disability checks will still be sent to recipients and beneficiaries for the duration of the partial government shutdown.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Americans hate Republicans’ idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea th...

Americans would rather deal with the federal deficit by reversing the GOP tax law instead of cutting entitlements like Medicare and Social Security.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell’s call to cut Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid also perfectly laid out why it won’t happen anytime soon

Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that both parties should come together to reform entitlement in order to cut the deficit but there is almost no way Democrats would get on board with that idea.
Attendees watch a video as they are sworn in as U.S. citizens at a U.S. citizenship ceremony in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017.

A record number of Americans renounced their US citizenship in the last few years — here’s how you do it

The number of Americans renouncing their citizenship has grown over the past few years, hitting a record high in 2016.  Americans may choose to renounce their citizenship for a variety of reasons, such as high taxes, family circumstances, and legal complications.

Bernie Sanders praises Cardi B for supporting FDR and Social Security

Sen. Bernie Sanders agreed with Cardi B's praise of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Social Security.
Bill Pascrell

Democrats are bucking civil-liberties and disability groups and trying to revisit a controversial gun measure that Trump rescinded

Democrats want to bring back a rule that would add thousands of Americans to NICS, despite unified opposition from Republicans and progressive groups.