An Explanation of Spousal Benefits
Social Security’s spousal benefit provisions, and the rules that govern them, can be confusing at times. That may be an understatement of sorts, so it’s important that anyone aging into the program clearly understand what they’re entitled to. Likewise, if you’re already drawing benefits, it’s important to know if the amount you’re receiving is the most you are eligible for. Again, it can be confusing. As a starting point, you might want to check out an article by The Motley Fool’s editorial staff posted on www.foxbusiness.com (access it here).
If, after reading this outline of the general rules, you have further questions, give the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Service a call. The Foundation operates a comprehensive free-to-the-public service that can help you apply the rules to your situation. Learn more about this service here…