Social Security Facts: Don't Miss This Must-See Information

Social Security will be the primary means of support for millions of workers after they retire. But do you know as much as you ought to about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security?

In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning, tells you how you can get the information you need to understand Social Security better. He notes that the Social Security Administration used to send letters to participants every year detailing information about the program, but now you have to visit the SSA's website to get that information. In particular, the MySocialSecurity section of the website tells you about the retirement and disability benefits you're entitled to, as well as the survivors' and spousal benefits that family members might be eligible to receive. Knowing that information is critical in making the best decision possible about Social Security.

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  • Report this Comment On December 07, 2013, at 7:32 AM, Govt4thegovt wrote:

    as long as the rich remain in office all we can expect is to get screwed out of everything all of us has worked for always. we need working people to represent us in washington dc not all rich trash as always.

  • Report this Comment On December 08, 2013, at 12:53 AM, mike5196 wrote:

    "Social Security facts: don't miss this must see information". So I watched it and learned that Social Security information is now on-line not mailed. Kinda got a chill up my leg.

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