How well do you know your Social Security retirement benefits? Take this quiz

  • How well you understand claiming rules for Social Security retirement benefits could have a big impact on the size of the checks you receive in retirement.
  • Take this quiz to see how familiar you are with the ins and outs of strategies for claiming retirement benefits.
A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.
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A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.

You may not be as familiar with the rules for Social Security retirement benefits as you think.

But how well you understand Social Security benefits is crucial, as more than half of individuals said they expect it to be their main source of income in retirement, according to a recent survey.

This quiz was compiled with feedback from Joe Elsasser, president of Covisum; Mark G. Smith, president of Vision Wealth Planning; and John Piershale, wealth advisor at Piershale Financial Group.

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