Social Security’s “Potential Entitlement” Initiative
It’s commonly believed that once you claim your Social Security benefit, the amount you first receive is what you will get forever (except for cost of living adjustments (COLA)). Actually, situations sometimes occur which could mean a higher benefit amount, such as eligibility for a higher survivor benefit, an ex-spouse benefit, or even a higher benefit if you continue to work after benefits start. To facilitate learning about such opportunities, Social Security created a “Potential Entitlement” initiative back in 2017 which is still operating well today. This blog by Social Security’s Deputy Associate Commissioner Dawn Bystry explains the Potential Entitlement program, and includes a link to get more information on additional benefits you might be entitled to. Click here to read more.