For most women, Social Security is the main source of income in retirement, with some retirement savings as a supplement.   Benefits last as long as you live, are adjusted for inflation, and Social Security provides benefits for both workers and their families.  Here are some things to think about as you consider how and when you will claim Social Security benefits as a worker.  You can go here to learn more about how and when to claim benefits as a spouse, widow(er), divorced spouse, or widowed divorced spouse.

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