Can you still contribute to a 401 k while collecting social security?

Another key advantage of continuing earned income, even after you collect Social Security, is that you can continue to contribute to your retirement savings accounts, such as traditional IRAs, health savings accounts (HSAs), Roth IRAs and 401 (k), etc. Additionally, you can rollover funds from other retirement accounts into a Gold IRA, and the fees associated with such a rollover are typically quite low. Social Security defines “earned income” as the salary of a job or net earnings from self-employment, and only counts the income of I work to calculate whether and to what extent to withhold your benefits. It doesn't take into account pensions, retirement account distributions, annuities, or interest and dividends on your savings and investments.

Similarly, contributions to your IRA or 401 (k) cannot be deducted from income for income testing purposes, nor can Gold IRA rollover fees. Social Security uses your gross income before tax-deferred allowances to determine your income. AARP is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that allows people to choose how to live as they age. Your email address is now confirmed. When you retire, you can simultaneously collect Social Security retirement benefits and distributions from your 401k.

The amount of money you've saved on your 401,000 won't affect your monthly Social Security benefits, since it's considered non-wage income. However, since your Social Security benefits increase if you delay retirement, it may be beneficial to rely on 401,000 distributions in the early years of retirement. Income thresholds are based on your combined income, which is equal to the sum of your adjusted gross income (AGI), which includes work wages, withdrawals from any retirement savings account (such as IRAs and 401 (k) accounts, accrued interest without taxes, and half of your Social Security benefits).