Busted! Stop Believing These 7 Social Security Myths

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5. Members of Congress don’t pay into Social Security

You will hear many people complaining about the fact that members of Congress don’t pay into social security. And that’s not true. Members of Congress have been part of social security since 1984 along with the rest of the federal workforce.

Before this year, they didn’t pay Social Security and it was actually covered by a pension plan called the Civil Service Retirement System. So it’s only a myth because all the members of Congress actually pay into Social Security just like the rest of us.

Did you know that if you were married for 10 years, you could be eligible to receive benefits based on your ex-wife or husband? To qualify, you need to be at least 62 and unmarried at this very moment. 

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