Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
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Your wage base is recalculated each year, so if your post-claiming wage is among your 35 highest wage years, your wage base will be increased, as will your benefit.
If your benefit has not been bumped up, it might be because your current earnings did not raise your wage base. This can happen if you were already at the top of the wage base calculation, which you implied earlier.
Best is to review your wage base online using your my social security account, or with a visit to an SSA office to review your benefit math with an SSA agent.
I hope that sheds some light on what could have been correctly done. It is possible that errors were made that could increase your benefit. They happen. That office visit or wage review will show that as well.
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