Social Security, Survivor/Spousal Benefits, and COLAs: Q&A #2417

April 27, 2024

Social Security, Survivor/Spousal Benefits, and COLAs: Q&A #2417

Chris sits down to discuss listener questions relating to Social Security, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, and COLAs. (3:45) Georgette looks for clarification on collecting a Social Security survivor benefit. (20:45) A listener wonders if she can qualify for child-in-care spousal benefits as an adoptive parent. (27:30) A listener asks how they calculate the maximum possible Social Security...

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IRMAA, SSA-44, and Social Security Spousal/Survivor Benefits: Q&A #2345

November 11, 2023

IRMAA, SSA-44, and Social Security Spousal/Survivor Benefits: Q&A #2345

Chris sits down on a solo show to discuss listeners questions relating to IRMAA, SSA-44, and Social Security spousal/survivor benefits. (3:30) A Californian listener asks about the timing of when IRMAA will start relative to applying for Medicare. (10:11) A listener from Indiana looks for clarification on the need for an SSA-44 form for a client who was recently let go from employment. (20:30)...

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A Social Security Special: EDU #2341

October 11, 2023

A Social Security Special: EDU #2341

Chris sits down on a solo episode to discuss several different listeners questions relating to a variety of Social Security topics. (3:00) George from Texas asks if avoiding the spousal offset from automatically kicking on is an option. (9:15) Georgette wonders if her future COLAs and deferred retirement credits will be calculated based on the benefit she was receiving prior to suspending her...

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Social Security, Spousal Benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and Excess Contributions: Q&A #2340

October 7, 2023

Social Security, Spousal Benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and Excess Contributions: Q&A #2340

Jim and Chris discuss listeners questions relating to Social Security, spousal benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and excess contributions. (8:00) A listener from Arizona looks for clarity regarding a spousal Social Security benefit and what amount is considered for the spousal “top off” amount. (23:15) George from Massachusetts asks about filing the form SSA-44 to avoid IRMAA for the years...

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Social Security, GPO, Spousal Benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and Secure Act 2.0: Q&A #2339

September 30, 2023

Social Security, GPO, Spousal Benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and Secure Act 2.0: Q&A #2339

Jim and Chris discuss questions relating to Social Security, GPO, the Social Security spousal benefits, IRMAA, SPIAs, and the Secure Act 2.0. (4:30) A listener from Illinois references a previous Q&A show and asks about the effects of GPO on Social Security. (8:15) A listener from Utah looks for clarification on delaying the claiming of a spousal Social Security benefit. (22:30) Georgette...

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Ed Slott Advisor recognition requires an advisor to be well versed on the rules and regulations regarding IRAs. The advisor must attend two live training sessions and pass two written exams annually to remain in the program. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC (“RIA Firm”) is a registered investment adviser located in Fort Collins, CO. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Current registered states: CA, CO, PA, TX, WA, IL Insurance products and services are offered and sold through James H. Saulnier, a Colorado licensed insurance producer, only in those states in which he is reciprocally licensed or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from licensing requirements. Current reciprocal insurance licensing in these states: AZ, CA, CA, CN, FL, HI, IA, MA, MD, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY Click here for a more detailed disclosure.