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These pages help those not familiar with the benefits of Social Security better understand those benefits. You can also learn how and when to apply for benefits and the amount you should be receiving depending on your age and when you decide to apply. Information is also included on receiving Social Security benefits and continuing to work, as well as contact information to reach the Social Security Administration directly by both phone and Internet.

Social Security recipients will receive 1.7 percent bigger payments in 2015, due to the annual cost-of-living adjustment. Most workers will continue to pay 6.2 percent of their earnings into the Social Security system, but the maximum taxable earnings amount will increase in 2015 year from $117,000 in 2014 to $118,500 in 2015. The Social Security administration will also mail Social Security statements to workers turning ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 in 2015 who have not created an online account.

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