Survivors beware: You may not being getting the right Social Security
In a stunning report, Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently found that about 82% of widowed spouses were not properly informed by Social Security that they could have elected to take a different benefit which would yield them more money. This was because Social Security office staff are required to tell you when you have more than one option, and for at least 11,000 survivors they failed to do that. In this article by Financial Advisor Robert Jeter appearing at the Cape Gazette (DE), the author explains what happened and offers a link to the OIG’s report on this topic. Click here to read more.