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Old 08-06-2014, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by lenora View Post
The government is not subsidizing Social Security, but the "illegals" are throwing a LOT of money into the kitty. In 2010 alone, they "contributed" $12 billion, net. I don't know what the most recent stats are but here's the 2010 info from the horse's mouth. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oact/N...es/note151.pdf

Just think of all of the money they must have contributed over the last 20-30 years. Damn them!
That sounds good; and all the hundreds of thousands now crossing the border into Texas....they will also contribute? Wow, that would be wonderful, wouldn't it?
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:43 PM
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My DH is 73 and I will be 60 in December. He has been collecting his SS since age 66. What I wonder is, my SS will be around $600 per month when I turn 62. His is about $1800 per month. If I collect at 62 and he passes away after a few years, obviously I will give up my own $600 and collect his benefit. Will it be the same $1800? Will there be a penalty for my having collected at age 62? If I don't bother collecting until age 66 it will still be lower than my DH's monthly amount. Should I just forget about my SS benefits altogether at age 62, or collect the $600 per month until one or the other of us passes on? Will mine just be dropped and will I continue on my DH's SS?

Am I making this more confusing than it needs to be?
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:45 PM
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If you file for his before your fra yours is reduced from his . You can collect your own then until fra and then file for his.
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