Claiming at Age 62 May Be Exactly the Wrong Decision
The decision on when to claim your Social Security benefits is often confusing, and a majority of people end up claiming as soon as they become eligible at age 62. Unfortunately, that can be exactly the wrong time to claim. You actually have an 8 year window during which you can claim benefits – age 62 to age 70 – and the sooner you claim the smaller your benefit will be, basically for the rest of your life. With today’s growing life expectancy, waiting longer will yield both a higher benefit and more in lifetime benefits. Although sometimes claiming at 62 is a smart move, most times it will be better to wait longer, depending upon your specific personal circumstances as discussed in this Arizona Daily Sun article by Christy Bieber. Click here to read more.