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Laid Off During the Pandemic: Should You Tap Social Security Early

Look for other solutions before you claim your monthly benefit



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AARP Advocacy Gets Results for Social Security Recipients

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Who qualifies for a particular benefit - and when to apply

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Learn how your benefit is calculated - and the best age to collect

Divorce Social Security Benefits


Married to your former spouse for at least 10 years? You may be entitled to benefits

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The options when you're unable to work or have a severe medical condition

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Social Security can be a safeguard to young families when a loved one dies



How to apply for Social Security and tips on steering through the maze of rules and paperwork

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Make your benefits work for your better half and your family

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Understanding how earnings, pensions and taxes affect your benefits

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Have You Opened an Online Social Security Account?

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Social Security Webinar

Social Security: What to Do Before You File

Are you thinking about filing for Social Security? Get valuable information at a free Social Security webinar from AARP.

Part 1: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 7pm ET & 7pm PT

Part 2: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 7pm ET & 5pm PT

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