“Who do you trust?”
Tom Margenau called this piece “Who do you trust?” in response to a TV show first hosted by Johnny Carson. The piece addresses the fact that yes, some Social Security clerks make mistakes and misspeak when it comes to the complexities of the program. But, Margenau finds that clients seeking advice or help often misunderstand what the clerks say or fall victim to a “hear what they want to hear” phenomenon. This piece addresses three examples on issues including “file and restrict” and spousal benefits to make the point. Read in full here.
The AMAC Foundation offers a free-to-the-public advisory service to all folks ageing into–or already in–Social Security. This service provides guidance in understanding the complexities of Social Security and the myriad rules and regulations associated with the process for claiming benefits, with NSSA-Certified Social Security Advisors available via email or telephone to discuss options. Learn more about this service via the Foundation’s website.