Social Security for Married Couples
The considerations for deciding when to claim Social Security are different for married couples; after all, there are two people whose benefits are on the line. Making a claiming decision in a vacuum without fully understanding how that decision might affect your marital partner is never a wise move. Rather, looking at the best claiming option for both of you will ensure you get the benefits that will serve you best in your so called “golden years.” In this NerdWallet article by Liz Weston, the author takes us through the myriad of things to consider as a married couple trying to maximize their Social Security benefits. Hint: delaying your claim for benefits yields great rewards. Click here to read more.
Also, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…