Do I Need To File & Suspend At Full Retirement Age?

Jul 18 2016 - 11:45am

Hi Larry: I've purchased your software, thank you. Questoin: I am single (divorced in 1978 after 3 year marriage). At FRA am I REQUIRED to file for SS benefits (I'm planning on claiming at age 70) via file and suspend, or can I simply wait until age 70? I assume the +8%/yr. is applied if I wait until age 70 to file - is this correct. Thanks very much.

Hi,

There's no need to file & suspend when you reach age 66. Delayed retirement credits will be added for months of non-payment between full retirement age and age 70 regardless of whether or not you file and suspend at age 66.

Best, Jerry