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I registered when I turned 65 but opted to not

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I registered for Medicare when I turned 65 but opted to not start receiving payments until I turned 70. I turn 70 this August 14th. I went to the local SS office and they gave me a confirmation number and I set up an account and password. When should I fill out forms to start receiving benefits. Should I wait until after my birthday.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  dylatess replied 2 years ago.
Hello and and thank you for your question. For over 37 years, I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you.
So that you maximize your monthly benefit, you do not want to turn in the forms until after after August 3rd so that your first check will be processed after your 70th birthday.