What’s the Best Age to Claim Social Security?

By blogger, csquires

Congress has cut back some of the loopholes married couples once used to enhance their lifetime household Social Security benefits, restricting it to a dwindling pool of near-retirees. But that doesn’t mean claiming your Social Security benefits is a no-brainer.

By understanding how Social Security benefits and spousal benefits are calculated, you can make an informed decision when retirement comes. The Social Security Administration itself says there’s no “best age” to file, just the age that fits your retirement goals.

A few things to consider, and some links to Social Security’s helpful website: