Social Security retirement benefits question
February 3, 2012 12:01 PM Subscribe
Need help navigating the tedious Social Security retirement benefits maze for my mother.
posted by SheIsMighty to law & government (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My mother is about to retire from her job. We went to the Social Security office yesterday to apply for retirement benefits and get some questions answered. The person who "helped" us was useless. Much of what she was explaining was bureaucratic jargon. We did not understand much of what was said despite asking for clarification several times. By the end of the meeting we weren't even 100% that she had even submitted the application!
I don't have specific questions about Social Security to ask here. However, I am hoping you can help me figure out who I can ask locally. I'm looking for an attorney or an advisor to help us figure out that she is making all of the right decisions. Most of the lawyers that I see listed in the area seem to specialize in social security disability claims. She is not disabled, she just wants to retire.
If I look for retirement consultant, all I seem to find are financial consultants. She really doesn't have enough money to warrant a financial advisor. We just need someone who can translate the jargon into understandable English!
I live in CT if you happen to have a name of an attorney or consultant I can call, that would be great. If you don't have a name, just a direction where I can look for help will be much appreciated!