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Why Finances Aren’t As Bad As You Think

What You Need to Know about Social Security

Social security is critical to every economy since it assist people with little or no income to get financial help from their governments.

Social security mainly targets children, the elderly, the sick and the unemployed who are struggling in meeting their daily needs by offering assistance. The assistance is meant to enable them to access food and shelter and to promote health and well-being more so to potentially vulnerable segments such as children, the elderly, the sick and the unemployed.
For better understanding of social security, it is essential to know the contingencies covered by social security which include responsibility for the maintenance of children, suspension of earnings due to pregnancy and confinement and their consequences. The other main areas also include suspension of earnings due to an inability to obtain suitable employment for protected persons who are capable of, and available for work, suspension of earnings due to an incapacity for work resulting from a morbid condition, permanent or persistent inability to engage in any gainful activity, treatment of any morbid condition including pregnancy, as well as loss of support suffered by a widowed individual or child as the result of the death of the provider.
For one to receive social security benefits, they must enroll to one of the following basic categories based upon the record of their earnings, these include retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits.

For people to get retirements benefits, they need to have registered their details in the social security board of their country. In addition, people who are eligible for retirement benefits are those who have worked in covered employment for a sufficient number of years and they retire at age sixty-two. As soon as one attains the age of sixty two and they are members of social security for retirement benefits, they can be assured of getting assistance. Due to financial needs, a beneficiary may want to start getting retirement benefits even before they reach the full retirement age, in such a case, the benefits will be reduced by a certain amount.

The other social security benefit that one can be assured of getting is disability benefits. In the event that one has met all the work requirement in their country and is considered disabled under the Social Security program’s medical guidelines, they can be assured of getting disability benefits.

Social security also offer dependents benefits for people who have registered to the program. When one is a spouse of a retired or disabled worker who qualifies for Social Security retirement or disability benefits, they are entitled to dependent benefits. In addition, the benefits are not only entitled to people who are spouses of retired or disabled workers but also their minor and their disabled children.

Citizens of a country who are spouses of workers who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits are the best candidates for survivors benefits program as well as their children. The beneficiaries of the program qualify for the benefits based on their deceased spouse’s earnings record.

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