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6 Key Facts Social Security Doesn’t Always Tell Retirees

December 15, 2016

social security 10Claiming Social Security is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make. Many Americans prefer to turn to the Social Security Administration for help in figuring out when to take their Social Security benefits, and the SSA provides a lot of valuable information both on its website and through its personnel.

Yet a recent study from the General Accounting Office took a closer look at the way that the SSA interacts with people filing for Social Security benefits, and it found that in the process of handling in-person claims, the SSA’s claims specialists didn’t always provide all the key information that people need in order to make an informed choice. Below, we’ll look at six key aspects of Social Security for which you might not get the facts you need from SSA personnel.

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