Legal help for Greeks with reduced social security benefits

July 1, 2016
The National Herald

As more people are reaching retirement age year after year, concerns about Social Security (SS) benefits are on the rise. Understanding SS retirement benefits and rules can help individuals and their families avoid unnecessary issues in the future. The benefits received from SS are a percentage of the income an individual earned while working and paying into the system. The percentage is higher for lower wage earners (usually around 60%) than it is for higher wage earners (about 25%), but there are instances when an individual has worked abroad or in a job not covered by SS, workers for state and local governments, for example, who may appear to be lower wage earners though they may receive foreign social security benefits in addition to U.S. benefits.

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