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I am turning 70. I want to start receiving my social

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I am turning 70. I want to start receiving my social security benefits. What do I need to do to start them?

Accountant's Assistant: 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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I received a letter from social security saying that I need to take my benefits now. I am 69 and will be 70 in. January. Are there forms I fill commence my benefits?

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I am not working. I have not worked since I was 62? I did not need the monthly check so my accountant told me to wait until 60 so I would get a bigger check.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 11 months ago
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If you applied for social security benefits previously - and suspended them - you do not need to apply again - and your benefits will start automatically when you turn 70.

If you never applied - you may apply now.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 11 months ago

You Can Apply

  • Online - Use our Social Security Retirement/Medicare Benefit Application to apply for retirement, spouse's, ex-spouse's or Medicare benefits.

  • By phone - Call us at 1-***-***-****. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call us at TTY 1-***-***-****.

  • In person - Visit your local Social Security office. (Call first to make an appointment.)

Let me know if you need any further help.

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