Social Security Myths and Misconceptions



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Tom Nicholls discussed federal taxes on Social Security benefits.
Tom Nicholls discussed the minimum retirement age and potential changes.
Tom Nicholls talked about state taxation of Social Security benefits.


AARP Montana hosted this Access Live event to discuss the future of Social Security. AARP Social Security expert Tom Nichols joined the event to answer questions about Social Security and address some of the common myths and misconceptions about its future. Hosts addressed the rumors about Social Security going broke or running out of funds, taxation of Social Security, and also cost of living increases. Hosts spoke about the minimum retirement age and how shifting dynamics such as employees leaving the work force, a lower national birth rate and a higher percentage of the population retiring right now will affect the future of social security.