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Social Security: More Than Just Retirement Benefits!

How much do you know about Social Security? Regardless of your age, it’s good to have a foundational knowledge of what it is and what it provides – including disability benefits, survivor benefits and, of course, retirement benefits. In fact, Social Security is a fundamental part of your retirement plan! The ASRS is meant to be only one part of your financial retirement picture, with Social Security and personal savings making up the rest.

If you’re curious about how much your future social security benefit might be, create an account and find out! Whether you’re 20 or 60, you can visit SSA.gov, create your account, and see a snapshot of how much you’ve earned over your working career, along with projections of what your Social Security benefit may look like.

If you’re close to 60, you may want to start planning on when to take Social Security: you can start taking a benefit at an earlier age for a reduced amount or decide to wait to increase your monthly benefit. 

For more information on Social Security, view the age-specific fact sheets below and visit ssa.gov!

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