Tag: Social Security Q&A
Can I Add a Survivor’s Benefit to My Social Security Check?
Russell Settle on December 23, 2021
The rules for survivor’s benefits can be confusing.
How Much Can I Earn Before Hurting My Social Security?
Jeff Miller on November 18, 2021
Knowing when to retire and when to begin claiming benefits comes down to understanding yourself — and your finances.
Will I Qualify for the Maximum Ex-Spousal Social Security?
Russell Settle on October 21, 2021
Different rules for claiming apply, depending on the year you were born.
Will I Get My Ex-Husband’s Social Security When He Dies?
Jeff Miller on September 23, 2021
Two factors determine how much money is coming to you.
When Can I Claim a Social Security Spousal Supplement?
Russell Settle on August 19, 2021
Making the wrong decision can prove costly.
Will My Husband’s Income Hurt My Social Security Check?
Russell Settle on July 29, 2021
A reader wonders if the Social Security earnings test will help or hurt her benefits payment.
Can Congress Still Fix Social Security?
Jeff Miller on July 15, 2021
An expert weighs in on a few ways the government can save the retirement benefits system.
Will Social Security Notify Me of My Ex-Spouse’s Death?
Russell Settle on June 10, 2021
There are different answers to this important question.
Did a Social Security Rep Give Me Bad Advice?
Russell Settle on June 3, 2021
A Social Security representative breaks some bad news. But is he telling the truth?
What Inflation Means for Social Security Checks in 2022
Russell Settle and Jeff Miller on May 14, 2021
Recent inflation figures were ugly. Here’s what they hint about the next Social Security benefits adjustment.
Can I Use ‘Restricted Application’ to Get More Social Security?
Russell Settle on May 13, 2021
A woman hopes to squeeze the most out of her spousal benefit.
Should I Worry About Taxes on Our Social Security Benefit?
Russell Settle on May 6, 2021
Other factors can impact the claiming decision.
Will Social Security Benefits Be There for You?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Jeff Miller on April 1, 2021
Knowing when to claim can help you maximize benefits.
Can a Homemaker Get Social Security Benefits?
Russell Settle 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?
Russell Settle 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?
Jeff Miller 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?
Russell Settle 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?
Jeff Miller on February 11, 2021
Some educated guesses can help you zero in on the right strategy.
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