Even though the smart strategy is undeniably to delay taking your Social Security retirement benefits as long as possible, too many people still don't do this. But this might be changing. A new study in Forbes shows that more Americans are getting with the program. Among the most encouraging developments: a sharp drop in the number of people claiming benefits at age 62. The still-too-high number is 44% of retirees taking benefits at age 62. But that is down from 58% in 2005. Only 11% of retirees wait past their full retirement age to start collecting. But that is up from 5% in 2008. Let's hope these numbers continue to move in the right direction. When to take Social Security benefits has much to do with the quality of life a retiree can enjoy. With any luck, more people will make the right call and wait until age 70 to collect.
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.