How to Qualify for Social Security Benefits - Yahoo!
The fundamentals of Social Security are pretty simple – you contribute to the program from your earnings during your working years, in return for which you get a monthly benefit payment when you retire. Simple, right? Yes, except that there are a lot of things along the way which will affect how much that monthly payment will be, including your average monthly earnings while you were working (adjusted for inflation) and, especially, the age at which you choose to claim your benefit. This Yahoo! article by John Csiszar explains how many years you must work to qualify for Social Security benefits, and how your benefit will be calculated by Social Security when you claim. Click here to read more.
Also, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…