Filing For Benefits

How Should I Answer This Application Question?

This questions is in regard to item# 14 on form SSA-1-BK. I worked for the same company for 32 years. The first year as an hourly employee, during which time I was under a pension plan. The last 30 + years as a salaried manager. All earnings in those 32 years were taxed, including SS. At retirement I began receiving pension payments of $62 per month. Would my answer be yes or no? Thank you.


Does My Application Date Affect The Fact That I Want To Receive My Benefits After My 70th Birthday?

I will turn 70 May of this year (2021). I received a letter from SS which included a link to begin the process for applying for benefits. In doing so (online), I was informed the following. "We may use 01/06/2021 as the official date of your application for Social Security benefits. In order to use 01/06/2021, we must receive the signed application by 07/07/2021 or you may lose Social Security benefits."

Does using the application date, in this case 1/6/21, effect the fact I want to received my benefits after my 70th birthday in May ?


When Should I Start Applying For My Benefits?

Hi Larry,
My full retirement age is 66 and 2 months. I will be turning 66 in May. When should I start applying for my retirement social security? Barb

Hi Barb,

Social Security allows people to apply for benefits up to 4 months prior to the month that they want to claim the benefits. So, if you want to start your benefits effective with the month you reach full retirement age (FRA) you could file an application as early as March. Of course, if you want to start drawing sooner than FRA you can apply earlier.

Which Month Should I Choose To Start My Benefits In Order To Receive My Full Age 70 Rate?

I will türm 70 on November 4, 1951. I have not taken Social Security benefits on my record although I am taking a spousal benefit under a restricted application. In order to maximize my own benefit should I apply to have my own benefit to start in November 2021 or December 2021 and how far in advance may I submit that application? Also, what must my wife do to switch from her own benefit to a spousal benefit. Also, is there a way to do that online or can I do it over the phone?


How Do My Wife And I Go About Filing For Benefits?

My wife will be retiring in April 2021 and is planning to file for SS (she will be 65). I plan to file for restrictive application at the same time so I can let my account continue ( I just turned 67) till 70. I was born in 1953 so I am eligible for that. Does the SS office have to fill out those papers or can I do that on line? If so what is the form #? Also since I have not taken my SS yet isn't the amount suppose to go up by 8% each year that you delay? I just looked at the statement and it showed that it increased by $24 dollars.?!


What Should I Do About Applying For Benefits?

I am American, 70 in January. I am in Paris separated from my (French) husband, but not legally for now. I have to apply for my SS retirement (it's barely 3 months in advance) but I will be relocating to the United States. I'm letting my carte de sejour to stay expire. I already have my U.S. address and will be living there. I would have left by now but making arrangements for my things etc. with current coronavirus restrictions is proving difficult - I can't go back/forth as I thought I could and need to apply now but am told not to go through the U.S.

Can I Claim Retroactive Benefits And Delay My First Payment Until Next Year?

My wife is 66 and 9 mos. She is filing for her retirement based on her age of 66 and 3 mos in order to get 6 months' retroactive payment. I am filing a restricted application for a spousal benefit at the same time. We sent protective filing statements to our local field office via certified mail on 10/31/20 so that we could file later than Oct. Is it possible to file for 6 months' retroactive payment going back to 4/20, and receive payment in 2021?