Social Security earnings limit


Q. I am looking at cashing in my stocks. Would this affect my earning amount for the year if I exceed the $15,700?

A. No, it wouldn’t. That’s because the Social Security limit only applies to earnings from wages or self-employment, not to other sources of income.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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