Widows

Social Security and Widowed Spouses

Understanding the benefits available to widowed spouses is key to financial planning for the aftermath of the loss of a loved one, and WTOP’s Dawn Doebler takes care in a post to explain the process for obtaining the benefits available. Her…

Social Security: Understanding Who Gets What

With nearly one trillion dollars being paid out to a variety of recipients, folks often wonder exactly where it goes. Well, there are more than 62 million individual recipients, and it might or might not surprise you that retired workers…

Spotlight on Widow/Widower Benefits: Understanding the Math

The recent Social Security Administration’s inspector general report highlighting the lack of correct direction provided to surviving spouses has received quite a bit of media attention over the past few weeks. With so much money on the table, it’s important that…

More on the Issue of Social Security Shortchanging Widows and Widowers

It’s been a pretty hot item in the media for the past several weeks, ever since the Office of the Inspector General issued its audit report titled “Higher Benefits for Dually Entitled Widow(er)s Had They Delayed Applying for Retirement Benefits.”…

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