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I began receiving SS benefits in Feb 2017 at the age of 70.

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I began receiving SS benefits in Feb 2017 at the age of 70. The SS amount was calculated on my income and working years thru Dec 2015. However, I worked thru Dec 2016 and am still working today. Will the SS administration increase my SS payments to adjust for years 2016 and 2017?

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. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

Not that I can think of.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: keeperumiami, Senior Tax Expert & Financial Planner replied 11 months ago
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Social Security Expert: keeperumiami, Senior Tax Expert & Financial Planner replied 11 months ago

Yes, that should be done automatically if the income for those years is large enough to replace one of the 35 inflation adjusted years that were used in the computations of your retirement benefits.

Unfortunately, the computations & gyrations that the Social Security Administration (SSA) goes through in applying their formula used to compute the benefits, becomes fairly complicated unless you are a trained actuary.

Therefore, it never hurts to call the SSA to make sure that those additional earning years have or will be considered in determining your retirement benefits. The best way to do that is to make an appointment with your local SSA office and have them go over the detail computations with you. It's best to tell them what you want when you call in order that you will be assigned an experienced Benefits Counselor. Otherwise, you may get an explanation something along the lines of "we just feed the information into the computer and the computations are made automatically". So, the bot***** *****ne is that many of the SSA employees don't really understand the process of how the computations are made.

Here's the link to your local office & phone number that you can use with your Zipcode to find the information.

https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp#officeResults

Let me know if you have any follow-up questions.

Please remember to rate my response.

Thanks very much,

Steve G.

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