Do You Plan to Work in Retirement?



The 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey found that more than two-thirds of all workers expect that paid work will play a role as a source of retirement income.  If you believe that working for pay will supplement at least some of your retirement income, consider the following facts.

More people are working beyond age 65

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 37% of men and 28% of women between the ages of 65 and 69 were still in the workforce in 2017.  In addition, 17% of men and 10% of women age 70 and older were still working.

Social Security imposes an "earnings limit"

If you plan to work and claim Social Security benefits before reaching your full retirement age (66 to 67, depending on year and month of birth), you will be subject to an earnings limit ($17,040 in 2018).  Above that limit, $1 will be withheld from your benefit for every $2 earned.  In the year you reach full retirement age, you will lose $1 for every $3 earned above a higher limit ($45,360 in 2018).  Once you reach full retirement age, there is no reduction in benefits.

Income for older workers is on the rise

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average earnings for workers age 65 and older increased by 47.6% between 2000 and 2015, a far greater increase than that of any other age group.



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Prepared by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2018.


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