Miscellaneous

Is It Correct That The 35 Best Years Of Earnings Are Calculated Starting From Age 22?

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Hi Larry, I remember reading somewhere that the 35 best years of Social Security earnings are calculated starting from age 22. Is this right? I did the work sheet for my age and I actually had a couple years prior to age 22 that were in my top 35 once they were adjusted with the multiplier. It wasn't much but a few dollars and when I signed up for benefits at the Social Security office they didn't account for these years on their computer simulation compared to my work sheet. What would Larry do in this situation....can I contest it or is this even true?

Is There A Special Form For Filing For Waiver Of An Overpayment?

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I filed for retirement benefits in 2017 at 62. I stopped them four months later and paid back all monies. This July 2019 I saw $4,720 was placed in my checking account from the Social Security. A few weeks on Aug. 3rd another payment of $620 was directly deposited. I looked on Mysocial security online page and I saw a benefit letter showing how much I would make if I retired at different dates, etc. Also, that I was being paid $620 a month.

Do I Have To File For My Social Security Early If I'm Receiving Welfare?

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I work full time but qualify for medical assistance since I just turned 65 I was told by the welfare dept that I must take social security money. I want to continue to work and get my full benfits when I turn 66. they/welfare/ are saying that I have to take partial benfits now and I cant wait until my full retirement age.is this legal I don't want to take the money I want to wait until im 66. help me im scared.

Hi,

Should I Still Be Receiving My Deceased Wife's Benefits?

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My wife passed away from cancer 28 months ago, she was 68 and I am 61. She started collecting social security at 62 and we were getting 450. A month . After she passed away I have stopped receiving her social security ,
I am wondering is that correct? I will be working at least another 6 years , should I still be receiving her social security
Thankyou mark

Hi Mark,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I File And Suspend At 66 And Later Unsuspend And Ask For A Lump-Sum Back Payment?

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Hi Larry, as a single person can I file and suspend at 66, and then at a later date (68 for instance) un-suspend and ask for a lump-sum back payment on the 24 months from 66 to 68? I've read that if I did this, I could not request any back payment. Instead, I've also read that if don't apply for SSA at 66 and then apply at 69 (for instance) I can only request up to six months of back payments. I've read many conflicting comments on this. Thanks for any clarity you can provide.

Hi,