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4 Unexpected Ways You Could Lose Social Security Benefits

What you get for Social Security is based on what you put in– there’s a formula that uses one’s 35 highest years of work. But Katie Brockman notes there are some situations where one could lose some of that. Forewarned is forearmed. They are: 1.) state income taxes — 12 states tax benefits; 2.) federal income tax — cross the thresholds, which have never been updated for inflation, and you owe tax; 3.) unpaid debt — a portion of benefits can be garnished; and 4.) earning too much before hitting full retirement age (now 67). Full piece here.

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