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When do I apply for Social Security (SSA)?

Start the enrollment process approximately 90 days before you need your Social Security to begin.

SSA Website

There are a lot of things you can do on the Social Security website.

Before you receive benefits you can:

  • Apply for benefits
  • Estimate Future Benefits

If you get benefits:

  • Get proof of your benefits
  • Check benefit payment information.
  • Request a new Medicare or SSA  Card.
  • Check the status of a claim

Working while receiving Social Security Benefits

If you are under Full Retirement Age you can make up to $18,240/yr.

The year full retirement age is reached you can make up to $48,600/year before the month of full retirement age. 

The month you reach full retirement age, you can work as much as you’d like without it having any impact on your Social Security benefits.

Seminars and Information

CSD hosted a Social Security  seminar September 23 which was recorded via Zoom.  The recording will be available for viewing through December 31, 2020. 

SSA Disclaimer:  “Participation in this presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or its employees of the organizations and information and products not provided by SSA.” 

SSA Retirement Booklet

What You Can Do Online Fact sheet

SSA Retirement Estimator

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