Unraveling the rules about Social Security survivor benefits

The rules governing Social Security survivor benefits are often a conundrum to those struggling with the loss of a spouse. In addition to dealing with the emotional stress of losing someone they love, worrying about how, if and when they should claim Social Security as a survivor can certainly add to the already difficult personal circumstances they’re now faced with. And unfortunately, turning to the Social Security Administration doesn’t usually provide a clear picture of the various rules and regulations governing these benefits, nor of the claiming options one has a surviving spouse. Fortunately, there are other independent resources which can provide clarity on this topic, including this excellent Forbes article by contributor Tom R. Hager, which describes how Social Security survivor benefits work. Click here to read more.

Also, if you’re unsure about your individual situation under Social Security or have questions about your personal benefit entitlements, note that the AMAC Foundation provides an independent free-to-the-public Social Security Advisory service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…

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