What you already know about Social Security.
Social Security is available only to those who pay into the program – about 96% of American workers. While you may think that everyone pays into Social Security, some people do not – employees of some railroads and state employees who participate in state pension programs, etc. Social Security offers participants a predetermined, steady, lifetime income based on the amount of money they have put into the program. To a certain extent, it adjusts for inflation and offers survivor’s benefits. You probably know that the longer you delay receiving your Social Security benefits, the more money you will receive each month.