When will I begin receiving Social Security payments?
Full question: I will be 68 in February 2024. I understand I can sign up for social security 3 months prior to my birthday. To receive the dollar amount for 68, do I choose the date date to start or do I begin to receive payments in the month I turn 68? Hi there, Yes,…Read More
My wife turns 70 in May. What month should she apply for Social Security?
Full question: My wife will turn 70 in 2024, May 21. In what month should she apply for SS? Are there any other considerations that may help her maximize her benefits. I am the husband, age 76. I am currently on SS. Hi there, Your wife can start the online application 3 months prior to…Read More
I haven’t got my Social Security check yet. What should I do?
Hi there, Social Security applications can take several weeks to be reviewed. You should then have received a letter describing the amount of your benefit and the date benefits will be paid. Contact your local SSA office for an update. You can find your local office here. Best of luck, MarthaRead More
How do I switch from survivor benefits to my own retirement benefits?
Full question: Currently, I am collecting survivor benefits (wife deceased). I am 69 and I want to switch to my own Social Security benefits as it is much higher. What is the form name/number that I must complete? What information/documentation will I need to provide? (I have spent time looking for this information on the…Read More
How do I withdraw my Social Security application?
Full question: Hi Martha, I applied for SSI a month ago but then decided that I wanted to cancel the process so I went to the Social Security office and the person that spoke to me told me that he couldn’t do it, that I needed a telephone appointment to do that. I have read…Read More
How do I apply for Social Security at 62 and how long will it take to start receiving payments?
Full question: When I turn 62, how do I start my Social Security benefit? And how long after applying for benefits, will it be direct deposited? Hello, When you are ready to begin collecting benefits you should always apply 2-3 months prior! Once you apply for benefits, it usually takes the Social Security Administration 4…Read More