A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Should You Ever Retire? A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all. Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.