What Are the Basics to Know About Social Security Benefits?

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If you’re thinking about retiring soon or are nearing your 60th birthday, you’re probably also starting to wonder more about Social Security benefits. There’s a lot to learn and some of the rules can get complex, which can make understanding how and when to get benefits — and what they include — somewhat of a challenge. Before you begin the process of applying for Social Security, get started by reviewing some of the basics about the program to answer some common questions you might have.