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VIDEO: A Tale of Two Brothers: It Pays to Wait

Published: May 2016

Thinking about retirement and wondering when to take Social Security? Did you know that waiting even a year or two to claim your benefits can make a big difference in monthly benefits for the rest of your life?

This video is part of the Academy's When to Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait toolkit designed to educate workers approaching retirement about their options for taking Social Security benefits, and about why it can pay to wait.

Production and dissemination of this video is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Retirement Research Foundation.