Because Social Security benefits are calculated by income earned prior to retirement,

Some retirees will be able to cover their bills. Increasing your Social Security benefit will depend on the amount 

You earn working. In some cases, the Social Security check for two retirees can be drastically different even 

You earn working. In some cases, the Social Security check for two retirees can be drastically different even 

Much smaller Social Security checks than men is explained by this. According to USA Today,

Much smaller Social Security checks than men is explained by this. According to USA Today,

Monthly check of $1,494, or $4,248 in a year, leaving them with an average check of $1,494 per month.

Over the course of a 20-year retirement, an average man will receive about $85,000 more in Social Security benefits 

Over the course of a 20-year retirement, an average man will receive about $85,000 more in Social Security benefits 

Than an average woman. Approximately $127,000 has been lost over the last 30 years.

This is the result of women consistently earning less than men over the decades and that pay gap continues to exist.

A study published by Payscale in the 2022 State of the Gender Pay Gap Report found

That women earned 82 cents for every dollar that men earned in 2022.

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