Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?
Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?

on April 15, 2021

The upcoming Social Security annual report might provide important clues about the program’s future.

If My Spouse Dies, Can I Get Her Social Security?
If My Spouse Dies, Can I Get Her Social Security?

on April 8, 2021

If a spouse dies, will the survivor collect the other’s share in addition to his or her own?

Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?
Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?

on April 1, 2021

Knowing when to claim can help you maximize benefits.

Can a Homemaker Get Social Security Benefits?
Can a Homemaker Get Social Security Benefits?

on March 18, 2021

When is a homemaker eligible for Social Security — and how much will she get?

Can My Wife Get a Higher Social Security Benefit Even If I Apply Early?
Can My Wife Get a Higher Social Security Benefit Even If I Apply Early?

on March 11, 2021

Can a woman who has never worked get the maximum spousal benefit if her husband files for benefits before his full retirement age?

Can a Spouse Who Hasn’t Worked Get 50% of My Social Security Benefit?
Can a Spouse Who Hasn’t Worked Get 50% of My Social Security Benefit?

on March 4, 2021

Waiting until age 70 to claim your benefit is often wise, but not always.

How Much of My Social Security Can My Ex Take?
How Much of My Social Security Can My Ex Take?

on February 18, 2021

A man wonders if his ex-wife will siphon away his Social Security benefit.

Will It Help — or Hurt — If I Wait to Take My Social Security Benefit?
Will It Help — or Hurt — If I Wait to Take My Social Security Benefit?

on February 11, 2021

Some educated guesses can help you zero in on the right strategy.

Will My Social Security Benefit Grow If I Work After Age 70?
Will My Social Security Benefit Grow If I Work After Age 70?

on February 4, 2021

A Social Security representative says you cannot boost benefits after age 70. But is that true?

Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now
Why You Must Sign Up for a Social Security Account Now

on January 21, 2021

Planning to retire early, or simply wondering about future spousal benefits? Here’s why you need to register for this account today.

Will Claiming Survivors Benefits Hurt My Social Security Later?
Will Claiming Survivors Benefits Hurt My Social Security Later?

on January 14, 2021

A widower asks about the wisdom of claiming Social Security survivors benefits at age 60.

Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security?
Why Is There No Inflation Adjustment With My Social Security?

on January 7, 2021

A widow was told her benefit will not include a COLA. She wonders why.

Your Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year
Your Top 5 Social Security Questions of the Year

on January 7, 2021

These queries about Social Security retirement benefits drew the most attention from our readers in 2020.

Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?
Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?

on December 17, 2020

Can an adult daughter tap into her late mother’s benefit?

Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?
Will Waiting Until 70 to Claim Social Security Help My Wife?

on December 10, 2020

Using the right strategy depends on fully understanding of how “spousal benefits” work.

Can I Take a Spousal Benefit Without Triggering My Own Social Security?
Can I Take a Spousal Benefit Without Triggering My Own Social Security?

on December 3, 2020

A husband and wife want to get creative with how they claim Social Security retirement benefits. Can they do so?

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?
Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

on November 26, 2020

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

Can a Twice-Divorced Woman Claim Social Security Survivors Benefits?
Can a Twice-Divorced Woman Claim Social Security Survivors Benefits?

on November 12, 2020

Understanding survivors benefits rules is the key to getting the most from your benefit.

Does Being Married Less Than 10 Years Impact Social Security Benefits?
Does Being Married Less Than 10 Years Impact Social Security Benefits?

on November 5, 2020

Social Security rules can be confusing. A little inexpensive help can straighten things out.

Will My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Increase When I Turn 67?
Will My Wife’s Social Security Benefit Increase When I Turn 67?

on October 15, 2020

A reader wonders whether his wife has to wait to get bigger benefits. Our expert has good news.

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