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Will Social Security Still Be Around When I Retire?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Oct 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

So Glad I Waited

Though it is almost always a mistake to take your Social Security retirement benefits before full retirement age (FRA), people still do it. Retiring as early as 62 could cost you a large amount of money for the rest of your life.  So, why do people continue to make this error? One common reason I hear is that retirees are worried that Social Security will either disappear before they can collect or that Social Security will reduce the benefits that they pay retirees.

80% Decrease?

A new article in Forbes looks at the issue of Social Security reducing benefits as a risk for waiting until FRA. The results are startling. You can read the numbers yourself in the article. But, the takeaway is this: Congress would have to reduce Social Security retirement benefits by 80% before retiring at 62 is a better option than waiting. Yes, 80%.

Seen Any Brave Politicians Lately?

Before applying for Social Security retirement at age 62, ask yourself: How likely is that politicians would reduce the income of the people most likely to

We'll Do The Right Thing. No, Just Kidding.

vote (the elderly) by 80%? If you are convinced that this sort of political courage exists in Washington, go ahead and retire.  Otherwise, be patient, be smart, and wait as long as possible to collect your retirement benefits.

About the Author

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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