Why Does My Benefit Statement Say That I Was Paid For Prior Years?

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Jan 18 2017 - 7:00am

Why does my benefit statement say that I was paid 9,450 in 2016 for 2014 and paid 5,250 in 2016 for 2013? Where did those amounts come from?

Hi,

I don't know, but sometimes Social Security pays retroactive benefits that date back for a number of years. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as a successful appeal, or a refund of benefits previously withheld due to the earnings test, etc. You would need to check with Social Security for an explanation.

Best, Jerry