America’s largest retirement asset is social security. The system, however, is very complex and can be rather hard to understand. Without sufficient knowledge of how it works, you could lose a lot of money. According to Laurence Kotlikoff, author of a book about social security, “The benefits are there for the taking. You paid for them. And with a little effort, you can dramatically increase what you get.” To make sure of this, you can enlist the services of experienced social security lawyers like those from Jan Dils, Attorneys-at-Law to help you through the process.
Simply taking the benefits as they come without really thinking about it could cost you much. There are a lot of benefits available to a person, and there are many ways to receive these benefits. A common mistake that people make is taking benefits too soon because they’re worried that they will expire before they can get the opportunity to collect.