If you're planning a second march down the aisle, besides the bridal gown color and the honeymoon, you also need to address how your remarriage will affect your Social Security benefits. Allow us to present four different ways as our early wedding gift to you.
Assess the options available to you, and feel free to ask your Social Security office to clarify any issues or verify your preferences. There are exceptions that can apply, and before making such a life-altering decision on benefits, you should be completely sure that your choices are valid.
While you're at the Social Security office, make sure that their records correctly reflect any name change, and that your employers also have correct records. Otherwise, it's possible that your future earnings will be reported on a different record than your previous earnings, and your Social Security benefits will be erroneously reduced (or eliminated altogether).
Good luck on your new marriage. Make sure that you understand the effects it will have on your Social Security, and then spend time on the far more interesting and entertaining things to consider as you embark on your new life together.
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