RETIRED USAF NOV 1974—APR 1978. HOW MANY SOCIAL SECURITY POINTS CAN I RECEIVE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
A) Based on your information, you would have earned 4 work credits for the years you worked in the USAF. You can earn up to 4 work credits per year. To be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, you need to have at least 40 work credits. You can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but your benefits will be reduced if you start receiving them before your full retirement age. Your full retirement age is 66 for people born in 1943-1954, and it gradually increases to 67 for people born in 1960 or later. You can receive full Social Security retirement benefits if you start receiving them at your full retirement age. You can also delay receiving your benefits until age 70, and your benefits will be increased by 8% per year for each year you delay.
To calculate your Social Security retirement benefit, the Social Security Administration will use your average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). Your AIME is calculated by taking your average earnings over your 35 highest-earning years and then indexing those earnings to account for inflation. The Social Security Administration will then use your AIME to calculate your Social Security retirement benefit.
You can use the Social Security Administration’s online retirement estimator to get an estimate of your Social Security retirement benefit. To use the retirement estimator, you will need to provide information about your age, your earnings history, and your marital status. The retirement estimator will then provide you with an estimate of your Social Security retirement benefit.
If you have any questions about Social Security retirement benefits, you can contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
As a retired USAF veteran, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits based on your work history and earnings. The number of Social Security points you can receive in the state of California will depend on how many credits you have earned through your work history.
Social Security credits are earned based on the amount of income you earn while working and paying Social Security taxes. You can earn up to four credits per year, and you need a minimum of 40 credits (or 10 years of work) to be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.
If you worked for the USAF from November 1974 to April 1978, you may have earned credits towards your Social Security benefits during that time. The amount of credits you earned will depend on your earnings and the amount of Social Security taxes you paid during that time.
To find out how many Social Security credits you have earned and how much you may be eligible to receive in benefits, you can create an account on the Social Security Administration’s website at www.ssa.gov. You can also contact the SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 to speak with a representative who can provide you with more information about your Social Security benefits.
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