I am waiting until I turn 70 to collect SS Retirement benefits. I turn 70 December 26, 2021. I understand I can apply up to 4 months before I want benefits to start. Does that mean I can apply as early as August or September? Also do I indicate that I want my benefits to begin in the month I turn 70 (December) to get the maximum amount and expect my first payment to begin in January 2021 as SS pays one month in arrears?
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I have been receiving 1/2 of my ex spouse's social security benefits since I was age 65. I will be 70 in Nov. 2021. Will my social security automatically switch to my full social security amount; or do I need to file a document to make this happen?
I am filing on line to start SS Ben. I turn 70 in November 2021 What month to I start the benefit
Oct for Nov pay
Nov for Dec pay ???????? I what to get the full amount but do not want to start a month late.
I am a widow and planning on taking my SS at 62 . I would like to take survivor benefit at full retirement age 6710 months. My husband was higher earner and started his at his full retirement age 66 (5 months before he passed) Still makes me cry . Not sure how to apply. I was told by SS they do not take restricted applications anymore. I am worried about losing Survivor Benefit at full retirement age. Also should I wait until Congress /Biden gets there act together. I heard they were going to make changes to Survivors Benefits .Thanks Mary
I am currently receiving SS benefits on my own account. I think I would get more if I file on my husbands. How can I change that?
Hi. The only way to get any type of Social Security benefits is to file an application for them. If you're already drawing benefits on your own account, though, you won't be able to apply for other benefits online. So, until Social Security offices reopen, your only option is to apply by phone. You can initiate that process by calling Social Security at 800-772-1213.
I am soon to turn 70 and am applying for social security benefits. The application asks if I have worked OR WILL WORK in 2021. Due to Covid I have not worked in 2021. I have not been “fired”, as I am a part time hourly employee and can return when the office reopens. As of now that is not expected to happen before 2022, but that could change. I currently collect unemployment insurance. With this uncertainty, how do I answer the application question? (I have called social security and not gotten a straight answer!)
Why isn't SSI responding to my inquiries for widow's benefits? I've spoken to three agents for scheduled appointments, yet appointments are received as missed calls which go directly to my voicemail. I was told to call back, but my information is never kept on file.
I have been collecting spousal benefits under my restricted application since I turned age 66. I am turning 70 this coming November 4 and will be applying for my own benefit to start then. My wife will apply for a spousal benefit to begin then as well. My question is this: can we each apply at the same time for these changes to benefits or should I apply first and wait for for a confirmation of my application before she applies for hers? I intend to do this 4 months before my November 4 birthdate.
I am trying to confirm or refute what a Social Security Administration person said on the phone when I called this morning. I am trying to learn when the appropriate time is for my wife to submit an application to switch from drawing a spousal benefit on my account to drawing on her own account.
My wife began collecting her own social security benefits when she reached full retirement age. Now about a year later I turned 62 and have applied for my own benefit (I am the higher earner lower aged spouse). Now that I am collecting she is eligible to collect a spousal benefit equal to 50% of my PIA which is an approx. $500/month increase over her own FRA benefit. Will her benefit be automatically adjusted or is there a process through which she needs to file for the additional spousal benefits? If so how does she do this ( we can find no information on the SSA website).