Almost 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits, and the Social Security Administration expects about 63 million people to collect in 2018 — that’s about $1 trillion in Social Security disability benefits, Social Security retirement benefits and Social Security benefits for children and other survivors. But benefits can change from year to year, and not always for the better.
Existing rules and new rules going into effect in 2018 can affect your Social Security benefits status and reduce the amount you can collect. Understanding the reasons you might get less of these funds can help you avoid Social Security mistakes that could reduce your benefits unnecessarily. Check out 10 reasons you could get less Social Security!