Ask Larry: Is My Mom’s Widow’s Benefit Rate Correct?

By Laurence Kotlikoff

Originally posted at Forbes, June 2017

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Today’s column examines widow(er) benefit amount, potential effects of foreign pensions, divorced spousal benefits, the availability of spousal benefits and Medicare. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, a company that markets Maximize My Social Security, a Social Security benefits calculator referred to in this post. MORE