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Obama Proposes Eliminating Social Security Loophole

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apparently, Social Security has taken notice of people using their current rules to maximize their retirement benefits.  This can occur for two-income couples wherein one will claim spousal benefits while the other waits until age 70 to collect. NPR's Planet Money did a story about this.  It is worth a listen.  The Obama administration is proposing to eliminate this aspect of Social Security law.

A couple of things to note. Social Security confirmed to NPR that this current practice is perfectly fine. So, if this applies to you, do it. The other take away is that is will require Congress to amend Social Security regulations to take away this loophole. This strongly suggests it will never happen. (Congress could not pass a law to say that the Sun is hot.) But, the law is pretty well established that the government can take away promised benefits at any time. Those losing benefits have no real recourse. So, bear in mind that if you start down this path, Uncle Sam could close this loophole at any time.  

For what it is worth, perhaps an email to your members of Congress about this could do some good. 

NPR Story On SSA Loophole

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John Kuhnlein

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.


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