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Old 09-05-2019, 06:40 AM
 
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Ok, so doesn't apply because I'm not fra.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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Ok, so doesn't apply because I'm not fra.
correct. the january rule only applies to delayed credits .
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:02 AM
 
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Thank you
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Call the SS office and make an appointment. They have the answers and are very nice and helpful.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Call the SS office and make an appointment. They have the answers and are very nice and helpful.
if only that were true
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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Why don't you just visit the social security website and read up on it. Create a personal page for yourself. Yes, apply online but as with all things federal, make sure you understand the rules and regulations and guidelines and follow them to the letter to avoid any probems. It's all there on the website.

You start receiving benefits three or four months after you apply (I forgot which). You get paid on a Wednesday each month. Which Wednesday depends on what day of the month your birthday falls on.

There's really no trick to it. Just apply when you're ready, starting three months before your 62nd birthday. If you're already 63, you're good to go. You get a cost of living increase each year, but it's nominal.

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Old 09-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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Which is exactly why you should call Social Security rather than crowd-source the answer to a really important question.
No don't, they don't know and they don't care....A local company that runs seminars on this states that you can leave up to $100k on the table (over the life of your SS) if you don't do it right.....That's a lot of dinero, so go find a specialist and pay them for an hour of their time.....
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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No don't, they don't know and they don't care....A local company that runs seminars on this states that you can leave up to $100k on the table (over the life of your SS) if you don't do it right.....That's a lot of dinero, so go find a specialist and pay them for an hour of their time.....
I agree , except for the most basic questions I would not count on those clerks at ss
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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The last one is easy. If your birthdate is 1-7, you get your dd the first Wednesday of the month. 8-14, the second Wednesday, and so on. My SSDI comes( like SS would) the last Wednesday, because like this year, my birthdate IS the 25th, so i actually get it on my birthdate this year ( no special bonus, durnit!!). That is basically set in stone.

The other thing that is set in stone is that your first dd will come the following month AFTER the FULL MONTH you are eligible for SS. On the Wednesday of that following month according to your birthdate. That is to say if you sign up to start taking it in January, ( on the 1st of January), and your birthdate is the 23 of any month, you wont get your first check until the fourth Wednesday of February! So be careful if you have to rely on that dd coming in!
Perhaps they tweak the dates every now and then. My birthday is on the 5th and I get my check (ooops! Direct Deposit) on the second Wednesday. Iíve been collecting since January, 2017.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Call the SS office and make an appointment. They have the answers and are very nice and helpful.
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if only that were true
well maybe in NYC where people don't care, this is not the case in CA. But where I live they are helpful and right. The local office did right by Mrs5150.

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I agree , except for the most basic questions I would not count on those clerks at ss
Can you give me your phone number. Just in case I have a SS question. You claim to know more about SS than the trained SS case managers. They are not clerks (such a 19th century term!)

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