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No that is not correct. You can get retroactive payments for retirement but only six months and only back to teh day of your 66 birthday. If you are talking about something other than retirement benefits, let me know as each benefit is different. See link from SSA from the regulations: https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200204030
"For RIB (retirement insurance benefits) applications filed after FRA (full retirement age which is age 66 for you), we allow up to six months retroactivity. However, for those who file less than six months after FRA, we only pay retroactive benefits back to the month of FRA attainment." So you can get up to 6 months of back pay up to the date of your 66th birthday. SSA does not allow retroactively before full retirement age.
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