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En español | The AARP Social Security Resource Center is as an online retirement-planning tool designed to help you figure out your eligibility for Social Security payments, when you can get them, and how much you and your family can receive. In this section you’ll find easy-to-understand answers on eligibility topics including:

  • Who is (and isn’t) covered by Social Security
  • Criteria to qualify for retirement, disability, spousal and survivor benefits
  • Enrolling in Medicare
  • Social Security options for people living (and retiring) abroad

Who Is Covered




Medicare & Disability


Work & Credits


Citizenship & Living Abroad


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