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Is it true that on May 31ST our SS checks our going to be

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is it true that on May 31ST our SS checks our going to be cut and we should file a paper with six words on it so we will be able to get more on our checks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.

That is not true at all.Beginning in May 2016, married couples will no longer be able to file for and then suspend receiving benefits for the purpose of making their spouses eligible to take spousal benefits, and singles will no longer be able to file and suspend to have the flexibility of retroactively claiming benefits.

Applications to restrict the claiming of benefits to just spousal benefits are limited to those who were at least age 62 as of the January 1, 2016. The ability to use restricted filings will be completely phased out in 2023 when the last of those eligible to use restricted filings turn age 70.

Here when one spouse files for social security if the other spouse is going to claim a half share off the other spouses benefits when one files it sets the amount for both spouses.That is the change here nothing more.Anyone receiving benfits already will not be affected nor will their benefits change.

I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Thanks again.

Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.

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