Social Security’s ills no reason to rush to claim early
Social Security’s long term financial health is indeed in peril. But claiming benefits early is not a good solution for an individual to make because it permanently reduces monthly benefits by up to 30% for the rest of one’s life. Congress would likely step in at some point with a reform to prevent across the board cuts of 20% for all due to begin in 2034 or 2035. Dan Weil of Barron’s explains why one should still claim benefits later, if possible. Read full piece here.
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