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Claiming Social Security early can impact your spousal benefits. Here’s how

April 22, 2021

From the CNBC website

Married? You may want to think about how claiming Social Security early would affect your spousal benefits.

For starters, not all early filers can access those benefits right away. And for those who can, it may not translate into a bigger monthly check. It’s also common to misunderstand what you’re entitled to as a spouse.

“A lot of folks get confused about the spousal benefit,” said David Freitag, a Social Security expert and financial planning consultant with MassMutual. 

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