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A question for those of us not in your country, related to the "will you depend on social security?" thread.

Is SS in the states means/asset tested at all? From what I read, it seems it isn't, & everyone who is entitled by age/retirement receives something.

But here if your assets or income exceed a certain limit, SS cuts out. Based on both parties incomes if you are married. So anyone who is truly financially independent at retirement is by definition not entitled to SS.

That's what I based my response to the poll on. If I reach my financial retirement objective, the govt won't give me any money cos I'll earn too much (that's the plan, anyway!!)

So am I interpreting your situation correctly? Or am I completely missing the point?

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