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The Social Security Administration (SSA) website hosts a wealth of online tools that offer you convenient access to benefits information. To make the most of these tools, simply create a my Social Security account online. It is free to set up a mySSA account.
More than 65 million people are currently collecting Social Security benefits. Whether or not you are already receiving these benefits, there are numerous services you may be able to take advantage of through the SSA website. These include the following:
How Much Can I Expect to Get in Social Security Benefits?
It depends, and the amount also typically adjusts a bit each year.
The maximum amount you can receive per month once you are at full retirement age is $3,627, as of 2023. Note that, on average, retired workers are receiving considerably less that that – $1,827 per month in 2023.
The SSA announces its annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) each fall for the upcoming year. In large part due to inflation, the COLA for 2023 saw its biggest increase in Social Security benefits in more than four decades – almost 9 percent.
How much you will receive depends on factors such as:
To learn more or to create an account, visit the mySSA account homepage.
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