Some Shouldn’t Wait Until 70 to Claim Social Security
Experts almost universally encourage folks to wait to claim Social Security to increase their monthly benefits for life. Age 70 is considered maximum retirement age. But, Christy Bieber advises one situation where one should not wait until 70. For those claiming spousal benefits, rather than claiming on their own work records, there is absolutely no reason to delay the start of checks until 70 if eligible for them earlier. That’s because you’re not able to earn delayed retirement credits for spousal benefits under any circumstances. Full piece here.
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