Social Security and You: Tips for Finding Social Security Information Online | Economic news
For example, suppose you want information about how pension benefits are calculated. Under Retirement, you will find a fact sheet entitled “Your retirement benefit: how it is calculated”.
Or if you think a recently increased health insurance premium is wrong, under the subject of health insurance you will find a pamphlet called “What you can do if you think your health insurance premium is linked to income.” ‘health insurance is incorrect’.
As I said, there are hundreds of publications available. So, I’m pretty sure you can find one that answers any questions you might have about Social Security. And by the way, one of the reasons I’m so familiar with these publications is that I have a direct connection to them. One of my former jobs with SSA was editor of all agency public information materials, including all brochures and fact sheets.
Although I am very familiar with SSA publications, and somewhat familiar with the entire SSA website, I still sometimes have trouble finding exactly the information I am looking for.
The SSA website has a search box, which may be helpful. But I’ve found that sometimes it can lead me down a rabbit hole of unusual information that really doesn’t help me. For example, I recently typed “annual income test”. (This is the rule that limits how much a Social Security recipient below full retirement age can earn and collect benefits.) policy experts on this provision of the law.