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6 Reasons Your Social Security Check Might Be Lower Than You Expected

GOBankingRates Logo By John Csiszar of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 7: In most cases, your Social Security income is predictable. Using a formula that takes into account your entire working career and the age at which you file for benefits, the Social Security Administration calculates what your exact payout will be. You can access this information at any time on the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov. However, in some cases, you may not receive the full payout that you're expecting. Here are some factors that can cause your Social Security check to be lower than expected. Find: How Much Does a Person on Social Security Make?Learn: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Your Retirement Goals

In most cases, your Social Security income is predictable. Using a formula that takes into account your entire working career and the age at which you file for benefits, the Social Security Administration calculates what your exact payout will be. You can access this information at any time on the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov. However, in some cases, you may not receive the full payout that you're expecting. Here are some factors that can cause your Social Security check to be lower than expected.

Find: How Much Does a Person on Social Security Make?Learn: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Your Retirement Goals

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