, “Deciding when to begin taking benefits is an important and multifaceted consideration.” Gathering all your information, knowing all your options, and discussing all of this us can help you feel more confident in your decision.
Establish an online Social Security account and keep checking it. In logging on regularly, you may do your part to help the SSA detect and ward off criminals who could use your identity to collect or file for benefits.
When should you apply for benefits? Consider a few factors first. Now or later? When it comes to the question of Social Security income, the choice looms large. Should you apply now to get earlier payments? Or wait for a few years to get larger checks?