When it comes to Social Security, don't forget the kids.

Rob Kron, head of retirement education at Blackrock, says dependent benefits, like spousal or survivor benefits for divorced spouses, are "not widely known or understood" by most people, and are often not brought up at informational sessions.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access