OK – I admit it, I’m one of those “40 somethings” that believes Social Security won’t be around for me when ( if ? ) I ever retire. It seems I might have been mistaken, or at the very least, was not acknowledging that Social Security is more than just retirement benefits. In his article “Ten Social Security Benefits You Didn’t Know You Had”, Accountant Bob Jennings explains that Social Security is more than just retirement benefits, it also provides disability, medical and dependent coverage for you, your spouses, your parents and your children. I agree with his conclusion: Yes – there are problems with funding and those problems need to be addressed, for all of us, not just those who are retired, or about to retire, but everyone.
DIANA L. ANDERSON, ESQUIRE
Certified Elder Law Attorney
Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks
9 Robbins Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753