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Social Security Questions and Answers

How does Social Security work? How are Social Security benefits calculated? AARP's Social Security Resource Center presents our members with answers to questions on applying for retirement, spouse, survivor or disability benefits, the workings of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), and delayed retirement credits in an easy-to-understand manner. Knowing how this landmark of American government can best work for you is the aim of AARP's Social Security Resource Center.