Maximizing survivor benefits can be extremely important for the future security of any spouse. With the right claiming strategy widows and widowers can get 100 percent of their deceased spouse’s benefit. But a wrong decision made by one spouse regarding the start date of his or her own retirement benefit can greatly reduce the other spouse’s survivor benefit. Unfortunately, too many surviving spouses only discover this mistake long after it is too late to do anything about it.

This lesson’s 5-minute video will show you the relationship between this benefits and how to add future financial security for any surviving spouse.