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Origin of Benefits

It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare). Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult ...more »

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Origin of Benefits

It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare). Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult ...more »

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Detailed benefits calculator

" detailed" should calculate your estimated monthly benefit based on the month you choose. I could not get anything other than an estimate of retirement at age 62. Why download and enter all the data if you cannot run various date calculations? Called the phone line waited by 30+ minutes and got a less than pleasant and very less than helpful SSA employee. She claimed she could not run the calculation for me because ...more »

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