Don’t let Social Security steer you wrong
Liz Weston of NerdWallet makes a strong case here for getting professional advice about Social Security. Claiming strategies are important, particularly where spouses are concerned. Weston gives examples of people who were led astray or given inaccurate information by the Social Security Administration (SSA). She cites a 2018 report from Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General that estimated 9,224 widows and widowers age 70 and older were underpaid by $131.8 million because they weren’t properly informed of their options. Full article here.
The AMAC Foundation offers a free-to-the-public advisory service to all folks ageing into–or already in–Social Security. This service provides guidance in understanding the complexities of Social Security and the myriad rules and regulations associated with the process for claiming benefits, with NSSA-Certified Social Security Advisors available via email or telephone to discuss options. Learn more about this service via the Foundation’s website.