The math behind your Social Security payment – MarketWatch


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The math behind your Social Security payment

Published: Sept 18, 2015

Let’s go back to school to study the math behind your Social Security. A little understanding of the numbers goes a long way to avoiding retirement surprises and shortfalls.

Like other pension systems, your Social Security is based on three factors: eligibility, earnings and age. The Social Security Administration (SSA) puts its own twist on each factor.

 

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