It used to be, that the longer you worked (and the more money you made) the higher your Social Security benefits would be. But that isn’t true anymore.
Today, Social Security pays out more in annual benefits than revenue it brings from taxes on payroll and benefits.
After 2034, Social Security will not have the money to pay full benefits to retirees. After 2034, retirees can generally expect a return of about 79 cents on every dollar of their scheduled benefits, and benefits could continue to be reduced thereafter.
The Current Social Security Landscape: