A woman’s guide to making the most of Social Security

Source: Susan B. Garland, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

For many older single women, as well as for divorced women and widows, getting the most out of Social Security is crucial, experts say. Women tend to live longer than men, and they depend more on Social Security as a primary source of retirement income.

The earliest a person can claim is 62, but the benefit will be permanently reduced by a certain percentage for each month the beneficiary claims before reaching full retirement age. For instance, a woman with a full retirement age of 67 will receive 70 percent of her full benefit by claiming at 62.

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