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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 has introduced changes to the Social Security laws. Two of the most popular strategies that have been used to boost Social Security lifetime benefits are being phased out…but there are a few that can act NOW and still qualify.
To help you understand the main changes, we have included hyperlinks to two articles:
To summarize the Major Changes:
Restricted application strategy has been eliminated for people who were born after January 1, 1954. If you were born earlier than January 1, 1954, you can file a restricted application when you reach full retirement age. Restricted application allows you to file for spousal benefits only if you are at least full retirement age (provided that your spouse is receiving his/her benefits or has filed and suspended them) and later switch to your own benefits which has accrued delayed retirement credits.
If you have any questions as to how this could affect you, contact us at our office before the deadline click the Question Button above, to ask us a question.
By Elena Sharma, CFP® and Scott Bishop, CPA/PFS, CFP®
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