Envisioning Your Retirement_Flipbook_2023

Average monthly Social Security benefit (2023) $2,972 Married couple, both receiving benefits Widow (or widower) receiving survivor benefits $1,704 $1,827 Retired worker Social Security Expectations It is generally wise not to place too much emphasis on Social Security in your retirement planning. The income you might receive is intended to supplement retirement savings, not to replace it. And Social Security faces serious fiscal challenges. The most recent trustees’ report indicates that Social Security should be able to pay current benefits until 2033. After that, the program might be able to pay about 77% of scheduled benefits, unless Congress takes action. To estimate your monthly Social Security benefit, go to socialsecurity.gov/estimator/. Source: Social Security Administration, 2023