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The Importance of Considering Survivor Benefits When Claiming

When discussing the spousal benefit consequences of the when-to-file decision, many folks tend to overlook the potential impact on survivor benefits. This post by The Motley Fool’s Maurie Backman, appearing today on, provides an analysis of why “…spousal benefits aren’t as helpful to couples as survivors benefits.” Her article discusses the question of whether the issue of survivor benefits should be given greater weight in the decision than that typically afforded to spousal benefits. It’s an important point…one that deserves careful analysis when planning an approach to claiming Social Security benefits. Read Ms. Backman’s post here…

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