What Happens to Social Security Payments After a Person Dies?

Benjamin Long Beneficiaries, Social Security

“The Social Security Administration should be notified as soon as possible after a beneficiary dies. Depending on your relationship to the deceased, you may be …

There Are Rules for Social Security When Someone Dies

Benjamin Long Social Security, Survivor Benefits

“When a loved one passes away, there are usually various arrangements that need to be made. One of the tasks to oversee will involve reporting …

When Social Security Makes the Most Sense

Benjamin Long Benefits, Medicare, Social Security

“When should you sign up for Social Security? It is a good question. Many seniors grapple with that decision, and understandably so, since the age …

Social Security and Medicare and the Impact on Retiree Taxes

Benjamin Long IRA, Medicare, RMDs, Social Security

“Medicare has a series of income limits that trigger increasingly higher payments for retirees. And it’s not just the rich who are affected.” A 70% …

Working and Collecting Social Security Benefits

Benjamin Long Benefits, Social Security

“For most Americans, Social Security plays an important role in maintaining retirement security. The benefit payments represent an income stream that is free of default, …

What Must Be Done When a Loved One Dies?

Benjamin Long Beneficiaries, Credit Card, Estate Planning Attorney, Executor, Fiduciaries, Social Security, Wills

“It can be hard to move through your daily life after someone you love dies. It may be even harder to embark on the complex …

Steps To Take When a Loved One Dies

Benjamin Long Estate Planning, Executor, Social Security, Wills

“When a member of your family dies, you could be left to pick up the financial pieces. Finding all the information you need can be …

Would an Early Retirement and Early Social Security Be Smart?

Benjamin Long Estate Planning, Gift Tax, Social Security

“For many older adults, claiming Social Security early would be a big mistake. It was a mistake made by many older workers, who lost jobs …

This Social Security Pit Could Be Costly and Stressful

Benjamin Long Benefits, Medicare, Social Security

“The Social Security hell morphed into Medicare hell and, will, not doubt, morph into federal income tax hell and then state income tax hell.” A …

Scammers Beef up Efforts in a Crisis

Benjamin Long Benefits, Social Security

“The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 …