I’ve already talked about delaying starting your Social Security retirement benefits as a way to get more money per month. This post is about strategies that may help you wait. First, if you’re planning on going on Social Security retirement benefits before full retirement age — currently 66 — are you doing this because you […]
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Can you increase your Social Security? If you’re talking about retirement benefits, the answer is probably yes but you’ll have to be patient. I think that most people know that if you go on Social Security retirement benefits before full retirement age — which is currently 66 — you receive less. The reduction is 25% […]
This is what Social Security calls its “waterfall” chart.
There’s a good chance you won’t get all the Social Security you’re entitled to — if you’re not careful. People make a lot of mistakes because they don’t know the rules. Here’s some things that you may miss because you don’t know any better: Filing just for Social Security retirement benefits when you should also […]
This is a picture I took in a place in North Carolina where the Charles T. Hall Law Firm goes to represent Social Security disability claimants. We’re in Raleigh but we go to lots of smaller places.
We’re hearing of more and more cases where a crook has been able to steal a Social Security recipient’s money electronically. The way it works is that the crook goes online and uses some simple information to establish an online account with Social Security for someone they know is receiving Social Security benefits. They then […]
I’m often asked whether some particular fact or circumstance might hurt a person’s chances of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits. Here are some things that probably will NOT hurt your case: Going back to work and then stopping after less than three months because you just couldn’t handle it. Going to church Participating […]