43 Forum: Social Security Benefits

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - (11/22/09) Host Harry Boomer discussed social security benefits on today's edition of WUAB's 43 Forum.

His first guest was Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist, Brandon Smith.  He talked about the age at which someone becomes eligible for social security benefits.  He also talked about what conditions must be met for someone to collect those benefits.

The amount of money one receives is dependent on a number of factors including ones age, whether it's disability benefits, spousal benefits or a child receiving benefits.

It also depends on the amount one has paid into the system over at least a 10 year working history and the total number of credits one accrues.

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