The Scoop on Social Security

Article provided by Thomas M. Jeffrey, Senior Vice President, Investments for Troon Investment Advisors of Raymond James & Associates. Smart ways to claim benefits after a divorce or the loss of a loved one Social Security has been in place since 1935 and many rely on it to bolster their retirement resources. If you’re divorced or widowed, you may have extra options to boost your Social Security paycheck by strategically claiming spousal or survivor’s benefits. Divorced spouse benefits Many divorced women do not realize that they have the option to claim Social Security benefits on their former spouses’ work record. [...]