You have to be apprised of your anticipated future income if you want to plan ahead for retirement intelligently.
Different people have different capabilities, but the fact is that Social Security is going to be very important to the majority of individuals who are making retirement plans. And even if you are not going to be particularly dependent on Social Security you are certainly going to be interested in knowing how much you will be qualified for when you do become eligible.
The Social Security Administration used to send out a statement that would provide this information, and you may wonder why you haven’t received one lately.
The fact is that due to austerity measures the practice of mailing out the statements to everyone 25 years of age and older was discontinued last year. Now only people who are 60 years of age and up receive these annual paper statements.
All is not lost however if you are interested in knowing what to expect from Social Security. You can visit the Social Security Administration website and download your Social Security statement any time you want to after you register with the site.
To develop a comprehensive plan for aging that includes taking full advantage of your Social Security benefits take action right now to arrange for a consultation with a good Hartford elder law attorney. Your lawyer will gain an understanding of your family dynamic, become apprised of your wishes, and assist you as you create a holistic plan that provides total preparedness and peace of mind.