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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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Planning retirement will my social security amount change

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planning retirement will my social security amount change from what I am presently receiving
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

Hi Joyce. My name's Lane. I can help.

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You are now on Social Security disability coming up to retirement age?

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Or are you already receiving early retirement (pre-age 66) and the amount is being limited becasue you still work?

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If you can give me a few more details, I can tell you how things work

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I'll be here

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Lane

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I hold a law degree (JD, Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security & Medicare, estate, corporate & tax advice since 1986

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
am on early benefits not disability want to know when I retire will my amount change
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no call
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
just need answer
Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

Understand ... I wish Justanswer would stop doing that

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Your amount will only change if it is being reduced because you are earning more than 15720 and under full retirement age

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Otherwise it will not change

Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

If that IS it, not only will the benefit go up to what you would earn based on your earnings record ... they will slowly pay back the reductions that have been taking place

Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

Said differently ... If you are earning LESS than the annual limit for someone who works and took retirement early (15720 in 2016), then your benefit was reduced AT age 62 (or whatever age you tool it) simply beacue youn took the benefit early.

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THAT reduction, (the reduction for taking SS benefit early) you never get back

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But again, if the reduction came from earning more than the annual limit (for someone who works WHILE getting SSA bennefits and hasn't yet hit full retirement age) then you'll see that reduction disappear and your benefit jump up

Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

So the real answer is ... it depends.

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Does that help?

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