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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My birthday is 06-20-1927. I began collecting my S.S. @ age

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My birthday is ***** I began collecting my S.S. @ age 62. My spouse was deceased in 2003 & I then changed to collecting his SS. I understand there will be a BIG change on May 1, 2013. Will I be able to be grandfathered in the system so I don't lose any of my SS. Is there anything I can do to protect my SS or perhaps enhance it prior to May 1st? Thank you DORIS *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hi, you will be happy to know that these changes will not effect you at all. Moreover, they don't take away benefits from anyone currently collecting on them - it only effects others. You will NOT lose your SS, any of it, based on the situation you describe above.

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