A majority of married couples in their 60s lack the knowledge about how to maximize their Social Security benefits and whether or not to expect Social Security advice from a financial planner.

According to a recent survey of 532 married couples between the ages of 60 and 66 by SocialSecurityTiming.com, a company that provides retirement planning software, Social Security planning is becoming an expected service from financial planners. However, the vast majority of people are unaware of strategies that could increase their lifetime Social Security benefit by $20,000 to $40,000 or more.

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