I am excited to finally marry the love of my life, Antac, which until 2015 was not even an option. While my new husband was already receiving his Social Security benefits, I wasn’t, and the time for me to start making decisions was swiftly approaching. We decided to hire Social Security Benefit Planners to help us understand the best way to maximize my benefits and we were more than pleased!
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the United States, we discovered that I was grandfathered in under the old Social Security rules, where I will receive a half spousal benefit for the next four years. This means over $41,000 of additional income! As a result, I’m able to delay my personal Social Security benefits until I turn 70, which means I will receive $10,000 more per year verses starting my Social Security benefits at the age of 66.
We could not be happier and highly recommend Social Security Benefit Planners to newly married same-sex couples who need to know more about planning for their Social Security benefits. If you need more income in retirement, sign up for a consultation today – we’re glad we did!