The rules for Social Security can be complicated, but seniors need to know them, since they determine the amount of income they'll have in their later years. While Social Security can't be the sole source of support for most seniors, it's still an important one -- and the laws and regulations that affect it matter a great deal to those who rely on benefits to help cover the necessities. While many of the Social Security rules are federal ones applicable across the United States, since this is a federal benefits program, retirees in 13 states should know about some specific laws in their home areas that could affect the amount of benefits they get to bring home.
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