Will I Lose Benefits If I Don’t Finish The Online Social Security Application I Started?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about whether you can lose benefits if you begin but don’t finish an online application, when continuing income does and does not increase benefit rates and survivor benefits with multiple exes. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the … Read more

Why Was My Wife’s Claim For Social Security Spousal Benefits Denied?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about why spousal benefits may not be payable in some cases, potential options when SSA withholds benefits due to an alleged overpayment and when survivor’s benefits can become available. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and … Read more

When Would I See The 8% Increase If I Start Social Security Retirement Benefits At 67?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about when delayed retirement benefits are applied to benefit payments, when it may be best to take survivor benefits and when it’s possible to receive spousal benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of … Read more