Social Security: Is there really a $16,728 bonus? (2024)

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Most Americans are behind on retirement savings.

Few of them know the Social Security secrets that boost your retirement income.

You can receive as much as a $16,728 bonus or more every year.

A particular formula will determine the money you'll receive in your retirement process. You must know the hacks for generating higher future payments.

How to maximize your Social Security check?

-Try to keep growing during your working days

The answer could sound like a cliché. However, there's a logical explanation for the topic.

The average monthly retirement check was $1,563. Which gives us a total of $18,750 per year.

Nevertheless, in 2021 the maximum benefit is $3,895. To acquire the full amount, you need to maximize your working life and begin collecting your check until age 70.

Another way to maximize your check is by asking for a raise every two or three years.

Moving companies throughout your career is another way to prove your worth, and generate more money.

According to numbers, earning $100 more per week will boost your income by $5,000 more every year. That will help to get more Social Security benefits in the future.

-Wait as long as you can

You can start collecting your Social Security benefits at age 62.

However, if you wait for longer, you'll have access to a better retirement deal.

"For each year beyond your full retirement age that you delay (up to age 70), they'll grow about 8% bigger (though you'll get fewer checks)."

Indeed, many American can't afford to work until age 70. Several people have health complications even before turning 60 years old.

Social Security: Is there really a $16,728 bonus? (2024)
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