|Title||Strange But True: Claim and Suspend Social Security|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Munnell, AH, Golub-Sass, A, Karamcheva, NS|
|Series Title||Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Briefs|
|Institution||Center for Retirement Research at Boston College|
|Keywords||Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security|
The brief’s key findings are:
Re-entrants age 66 and over can put their Social Security benefits “on hold” in exchange for higher benefits later.
This “claim and suspend” strategy also offers greater flexibility to one-earner couples, allowing the higher earner to delay benefits while his spouse claims.
The potential costs to Social Security are modest.
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social Security/retirement planning
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