A Social Security Web Resource Just for Women

Websmartboomer: Woman wondering about her future social security and retirement.

Cost-of-Living Protections

With longer life expectancies than men, women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income. They benefit from Social Security's cost-of-living protections because benefits are annually adjusted for inflation. It’s important to understand your benefits.

The Social Security Administration has a resource page specifically dedicated to women. It includes information for women who are caregivers, working, widowed, married, getting married, getting divorced, and for those who are already receiving social security benefits. Select the category that you want to know more about to access the publications or to be directed to an online tool or information page.  In the upper right corner, there are also links to important publications for women in general. Make sure that you don't miss out on anything by taking a quick tour of the webpage with!

Social Security for Women

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