Do I Need To Do Anything To Start My Benefits?

Feb 10 2017 - 6:45am

I will turn 70 on March 20, 2017. I applied for benefits and suspended them in Fall 2015. They have sent me a letter, which I received in December 2015, stating that my entitlement date is May 2015 and and my benefit rate is $1883. The letter also states that they will reinstate my benefits at age 70. Later last fall, they sent me a letter stating that my benefit amount was increased by approximately $8 due to income figures from 2015. The result is a benefit rate of $1991. This letter has been misplaced by me.
I wish to start benefits whenever it is best for me. Is there anything I should I do at this time?


No, you shouldn't have to do anything further. Social Security should automatically reinstate your benefits effective with March, meaning that you should receive your first payment in April.

Best, Jerry