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My name is ***** ***** Nodell and I will be 66 this month. I

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Customer: My name is ***** ***** Nodell and I will be 66 this month. I have signed up for SS - but the amount is lower than I expected. My husband earned less money than me, started drawing at age 61 - had a stroke and was disabled. I believe they used to figure ss on your last 5 years - but now it is 35 years. Question - would I be able to request my amount be figured under the old rules?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Just want to know if I can request my social security be figured under the old method - last 5 years or if I have to use the new 35 year method.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.

Hello.NO you not will be able to do so on last 5 year method. Unfortunately they now ONLY use the new rules. Sorry that they do this.

Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.

Would you like a call to discuss it in detail?