Social Security Spousal and Survivor Benefits

When Social Security spousal and survivor benefits come up in conversation, most people consider their own Social Security benefits. Social Security also includes important benefits for spouses and survivors. If you’re married, divorced, or have children or parents as dependents, it’s important to know more about these Social Security

Eligibility for Social Security Spousal Benefits

If you’re married, you may have questions about social security eligibility for spousal benefits. If your spouse doesn’t have a sufficient work and earnings history to earn primary Social Security retirement benefits, he or she may earn a spousal benefit of 50 percent of the beneficiary’s Primary Insurance Amount

Delaying Social Security Retirement Benefits

Mention the topic of delaying Social Security retirement benefits in a group and you’re sure to get many different responses. The choice about whether to delay Social Security retirement benefits is complicated. Knowing when to claim Social Security retirement may depend on financial flexibility. Ultimately, the decision about when

Timing Social Security Retirement Benefits

Married couples may have more reasons to consider timing Social Security retirement benefits than individual beneficiaries. Most retired couples wrestle with the right time to claim retirement benefits from social Security. While there might not be a perfect time to claim for many people, selecting an optimal claiming strategy