Retirement Plan Distributions The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content Social Security: By the Numbers Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you. When Should You Take Social Security Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits. Annuity Comparison This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.