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Social security remains an important income source and this video discusses spouse and survivor benefits. The social security administration uses a specific method to calculate these benefits based on different scenarios. Contact your financial advisor or tax advisor to discuss your specific situation.
Sometimes underappreciated, Social Security forms the “foundation” of a retirement income plan. But how do you actually begin to start the process to claim these benefits? View our video to learn more.
As you work, you pay taxes to the government. When you retire or become disabled, you receive monthly benefits based on your reported earnings. In the event of your unexpected death, your spouse and children will be cared for. You should work with the Social Security Administration and your financial advisor to determine how to integrate Social Security into your overall retirement plan.