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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I am age of and have been collecting about $540/month from

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I am age of 69 and have been collecting about $540/month from S.S., about 4-5 years. Is there any way I may increase my S.S. payment?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 9 months ago.

thank you for your question, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you today.

Your benefits are based on your earnings -- or the earnings of your spouse -- after you are already drawing, there's no real way to increase your benefit. However, you can always contact your local department of human services to see if you qualify for anything such as HUD, SNAP (food stamps) or utility assistance. Although these are not cash benefits, they lower your bills and help you make ends meet.

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