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  • What You Need to Know About Social Security and Federal Retirement - August 5, 2022
  • Tammy Flanagan, Government Executive -

    The latest on this key element of the government’s retirement package.

    Ten years ago, I created a Social Security quiz to test readers’ knowledge of this key benefit. I thought it was time to update some of the facts and figures included in it, in the form of a Q&A.

    What is the average monthly Social Security retirement check in 2022?

    $1,657, according to this Social Security fact sheet.

    Sandy and her husband, Tom, were both born in 1956. Sandy began receiving a reduced Social Security benefit of $586 a month at 62. (This is 73.3 percent of the full benefit amount of $800 she would have received at her full retirement age of 66 years and 4 months). Tom is retiring this year and will receive $2,800 a month at his full retirement age—also 66 and 4 months. How much will Sandy receive after Tom retires?

    To read the full article, click here.


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