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Maximize Social Security Benefits

Editor Susan Garland and Managing Editor Rachel Sheedy of Kiplinger's Retirement Report took your questions about maximizing Social Security.


  • It could be one of the biggest retirement-income decisions you’ll ever have to make: when to begin collecting Social Security. The difference between a good decision and a bad one could amount to tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a married couple. So, what strategy is right for you? While there is no easy answer, our staff is here to help. Editor Susan Garland and Managing Editor Rachel Sheedy of Kiplinger's Retirement Report will take your questions about maximizing Social Security on Thursday, May 3, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET.

    You can submit your questions early by clicking “make a comment.”

    In the mean time, check out our Special Report on Maximizing Social Security. We hope to see you Thursday!
  • My 30-year-old son dies three weeks ago. He was single but has an 8 year-old daughter from a previous relationship (no marriage), Since her birth, he was willingly providing child support. What Social Security benefits will she be entitles to receive? He made $69,000 last year in income and his SS Estimate in 2010 stated that, if he died, his child may qualify for $1722 a month. What qualifications is this estimate based on?
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