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Subject:  social security Date:  3/16/2000  3:31 PM
Author:  carolr5204 Number:  2941 of 19483

Previous posts have stated that unearned income (dividends & interest) are not calculated to determine ss benefit amt. however, it clearly states in tmf pixy's article (1/18/00) that unearned income is calculated. I find this confusing. Next year, at age 62, i wish to take ss benefits. Although, I have no earned income, I do have a high investment income and am told by my accountant that i will be giving most if not all of the ss benefits back in taxes. It seems so very unfair.
anyway, would appreciate a clear statement on whether or not unearned income factors into the ss payout amt.
also would like to say how useful and enjoyable this board is. I thank everyone.

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