RSSA in the News

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ThinkAdvisor | 5 Reasons to Pause Social Security Benefits

Published: July 25, 2023

“So, it may come as a surprise that, in certain limited circumstances, it can actually make sense for a client to temporarily stop their Social Security benefit. In fact, as explored in a new blog post published by Norm Haug, an analyst and staffer at the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, there are a number of reasons a client might want to stop receiving benefits after they’ve made their claim or may even want to repay money they have received.”

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Yahoo | I’m a Financial Advisor: Why You’re Probably Wrong About Social Security Cuts

Published: July 21, 2023

“Is this report saying Social Security would go bankrupt? Not exactly. Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, said, “Social Security cannot ‘run out of money.’ Money is continuously being paid into the trust funds by those who are currently working, and those funds are providing the current benefits for retired, widowed and disabled individuals.” That doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be a negative impact. If no action is taken by policymakers, there would be disruptions to benefits if the trust funds did become totally depleted.”

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ThinkAdvisor | 5 Social Security Calculators to Share With Your Retirement Clients

Published: June 27, 2023

According to Carroll, the RSSA Roadmap is “the essential Social Security planning tool” that will calculate the best filing strategy for a person’s unique set of circumstances. Designed by Social Security educators, RSSA Roadmap presents all filing options in an easy-to-read heatmap showing you monthly, annual and lifetime benefits based on when you choose to file,” Carroll says.

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Social Security Intelligence | Finding the Best Calculator for Social Security Retirement Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

Published: June 13, 2023

“Selecting the best calculator for Social Security retirement planning depends on your specific needs and the level of customization and detail you desire. Out of all of these options, my personal favorite is the RSSA Roadmap because it includes free live help from a ​​Registered Social Security Analyst. While it may cost slightly more than the other options, having a knowledgeable person to walk through the output and answer other Social Security related questions makes it well worth the extra cost.”

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InsuranceNewsNet | Social Security: The insurance professional’s secret edge

Published: June 1, 2023

“Social Security is complex and confusing, consisting of more than 2,700 rules. Considering the intricacies in this area, it is easy to make a mistake that could be costly for the client. The advisor and the client have one chance to get Social Security right. A professional who is a Registered Social Security Analyst would be valuable to your team.”

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CBS News | Hundreds of thousands of Black children who lost a parent could be missing out on Social Security payments

Published: May 23, 2023

Even if a grieving family is aware of the benefits, the application process can be complicated and difficult to navigate. Martha Shedden, president of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, noted that there is no option to apply for survivor benefits online. Instead, family members must apply in-person or over the phone, which have backlogs that built up after offices shut down and staff left during the pandemic.”Survivor benefits are the most-under collected of all of the benefits because I think many people may not know that they are eligible for them,” Shedden said…

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