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Marital Status Affects Social Security Benefits

As Katie Brockman explains, generally speaking the amount you’ll receive from Social Security is based on your age, earnings history, and the length of your career. But your marital status can also affect your benefit amount. Brockman covers the impact on benefits if you’re married, divorced, or widowed, as you could collect extra benefits each month. In some cases, it could boost your monthly payments by hundreds of dollars. Full piece 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.

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