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Subject: Re: Social Security Benefits Date: 1/23/2000 10:23 AM
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Greetings, NowInMaui, and welcome. You asked:

<<I know that this has been addressed before, but I cannot easily find it. I will be applying for SS benefits at 62. I know that the benefit is reduced by wages earned if one has earned wages. Are benefits reduced by unearned income, such as IRA withdrawals or taxable interest and dividends? >>

No, they are not. Your SS benefit will be reduced by wages through employment, not by income from interest, capital gains, dividends or pensions.

If you work, then in 2000 you may earn up to $10,080 with no reduction. Beyond that amount, you will lose $1 in benefits for every $2 you earn. So, if you earn $10,180, then you would lose $50 in benefits.

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