Survivors & life expectancy important when deciding when to claim Social Security
Deciding when to claim your Social Security benefits can be a frustrating exercise, largely because there are so many options. There’s actually an 8 year window – from age 62 to age 70 – during which you can claim, and choosing the right time can be confusing. But especially for married couples, the potential benefit for a surviving spouse, especially one who lives a long life, should be of paramount concern. In this USA Today article by Robert Powell, the author explains the importance of considering benefits for the survivor when deciding when to claim Social Security. Click here to read more.