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The 10 quirkiest Social Security rules you need to know

The Motley Fool Logo By Dan Caplinger of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 12: Most Americans are countingon their Social Security benefits being there when they need them. Yet eventhough the idea of getting a monthly check when you retire sounds prettysimple, the Social Security program is complicated and has a number ofsometimes eccentric rules that you nevertheless have to know about. Below are10 of the quirkiest.

Learn the ins and outs of this key program

Most Americans are counting on their Social Security benefits being there when they need them. Yet even though the idea of getting a monthly check when you retire sounds pretty simple, the Social Security program is complicated and has a number of sometimes eccentric rules that you nevertheless have to know about.

Click ahead for 10 of the quirkiest Social Security rules you need to know.

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