Can My Wife Get Half Of My Social Security Retirement Benefit Rate?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about spousal benefits after taking early retirement benefits, who will and who won’t get the 5.9% COLA and when survivor’s benefits can be available. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, … Read more

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

Will My Social Security Check Now Come At The End Of The Month?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about whether Social Security is changing when people will receive their benefit payments, moving a childhood disability benefit from one parent’s record to another and when the earnings test ends for survivor’s benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University … 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

Can My Wife Get Her Full Spousal Rate After Early Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about how early retirement benefits can affect later spousal benefits, whether both working and delaying can increase retirement benefits and survivor benefits after early retirement benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic … 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