Applying for Social Security Benefits

Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides benefits to retired people and those who are disabled, survivors of workers who have died, and other intended beneficiaries. When you work, you pay Social Security taxes. The money you pay in taxes is then used to pay people who are receiving benefits. As you work, you accrue credits that add up and determine whether you're eligible for benefits. As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, questions concerning the time and manner in which to collect benefits may arise. This section provides articles and resources detailing the application process for claiming benefits, the time limits involved, and more.

Learn About Applying for Social Security Benefits