If you’ve decided now is the time to quit your job and enjoy the rest of your life, you’ll need to officially retire. Sadly it’s not as easy as just packing up your office and never coming back to work – while you can do that, you’re not going to start receiving that coveted monthly […]
One of the biggest questions you will face as you get closer to retirement is when to start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits. The decision is much more complicated – and important – than you may think. Not only will this decision affect how much income you will receive during retirement, it affects how […]
What Happens When You Apply for Disability Benefits? You should apply for disability as soon as you become disabled since it takes time to process your application. One reason why the process takes so long is that Social Security does not review the applications; they contract with state governments to review and process the applications. […]
As you get closer to retirement one of your top questions is probably when and how to apply for Social Security benefits. Should you submit your Social Security application at age 62 or 66? What are the steps to apply for Social Security once you’ve decided to start collecting retirement benefits? We’ll address these questions and more in the following paragraphs.
You’re getting ready to retire and you’ve made the decision to start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits. What’s the next step? You need to actually apply for your benefits (they aren’t automatic). Probably one of the most common Social Security questions is how to apply for Social Security benefits. There are three ways to […]