|Here's a bit of trivia for Baby Boomers out there. Kathleen Casey-Kirschling will be the nation's first Baby Boomer to file for Social Security retirement benefits, according to Michael J. Astrue, Social Security commissioner. She's going to do it amid much fanfare at 1:30 p.m. on October 15, 2007, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Born on January 1, 1946 at 12:00:01 a.m., Casey-Kirschling, a retired teacher and resident of Maryland, will file for benefits based on Social Security requirements allowing filing no more than four months prior to when benefits will begin--in her case at age 62. She will use the online application found here.
Why her?, you ask. Eighty million Baby Boomers were born from 1946 to 1964. Is there someone else with the valid requirements that can beat her to it? Go to it!