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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I started receiving enefits in October of 2016. I will

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Hi I started receiving b enefits in October of 2016. I will receive my next benefit in january 2017. I will be 70in February and I understand my benefit will be increased at that time to reflect 2016 increased payment nd the fact that I am 70.. Can you ell me what my ss benefit will be.
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: No I belive I gave all of the pertinent informationl
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

Your benefit will not increase due to the fact that you are another year older, no. This is because you clinched the base amount to be that which is due for the age you decided to take it (69 and 8 months or so).

That said, if you worked in 2016 and 2015, those number COULD, when known by the SSA and used in the annual recalculations, cause an increase if they change your lifetime average monthly income. There is also a puny COLA of 0.3% that may or may not be noticed - if you have a supplemental policy or Rx plan that comes directly from you benefits and are deducted prior to the direct deposit, it is possible the net payment will be smaller than in 2016.

But, to be clear, it won't change based on your change in age, at this point.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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