Palmer quoted in US News article on retirement finances, coronavirus

John Palmer University Professor and Dean Emeritus John Palmer was interviewed for the U.S. News & World Report article "What the Coronavirus Means for Your Retirement Finances." All local Social Security offices were closed to the public beginning on March 17, 2020, in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus among the older population. Palmer says to use the SSA website to sign up for benefits. "If you want to sign up for the first time, I would advise doing so through the Social Security Administration website, since the volume of phone traffic will be excessively high," he says. 03/25/20