Oct 14, 2008

AARP Makes A Mistake

Social Security has released an emergency message to its staff because of an error made by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in its Bulletin. In its "Ask the Experts" column, AARP stated that a 62 year old person who lacked sufficient work credits could obtain Social Security benefits on the account of their 64 year old spouse, even though that spouse was still working and had not applied for Social Security retirement benefits. Serious mistake. AARP needs better experts.

1 comment:

G N Metcalf said...

It is important to recognize and clarify that an "independently entitled divorced spouse" can collect on the ex-spouse's account if the ex-spouse is at least age 62even if the ex-spouse has not applied for benefits for himself (or herself), along with meeting the other entitlement factors.