Widowed Before Retirement: Social Security Benefit Claiming Strategies
Journal of Financial Planning (2010)
9 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Date Written: April 01, 2010
Financial planners should be aware of Social Security program rules unique to widows approaching retirement.This paper examines these rules and their implications for benefit claiming strategies, complementing recent studies on Social Security claiming decisions.
Keywords: Social Security, widows, retirement, benefit claiming
JEL Classification: H55, G00, J08
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