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How do I know if I am getting the maximum SS payment now

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How do I know if I am getting the maximum SS payment now that I have been retired since 2098 and continued working while drawing benefits until 2011
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 1 year ago
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 1 year ago

It may help you to know that the SSA automatic procedure is to review all reportings from IRS to the SSA to see if you worked. It then recalculates the new benefit for the new year for all who did work. Note that for a recalculation to change your benefit amount, the income must fall into the top 35 years of income - booting out an earlier top 35 year by being bigger. That way, when the lifetime average monthly earnings figure can grow, even if minutely, and your benefit amount accordingly.

That said, you can double check that the IRS is actually reporting your income to the SSA properly! If you go to htp://ssa.gov/myaccount

and create a passworded account for yourself, you can download your annual SS earnings statement and double check these later years, to make sure they are showing up.

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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 1 year ago

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