Calculating Social Security Benefits

Here is some information on calculating Social Security benefits.

Widows can get benefits at age 60 based on their deceased spouse’s Social Security.

To calculate how much money a person will get from Social Security each month, there is a complicated formula Рbut the key piece of info is that they look at your top 35 years of earnings.

If a person has fewer that 35 years of work, or many years of low earning and a few years of good earnings, the average will be pulled down by the lower numbers, or $0 earnings. This especially affects women who stay at home to raise children.

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