You can undo taking Soc Sec early – if the rules are followed
Work, earnings history, and claiming age are the three primary factors that determine a Social Security benefit. A majority of Americans choose to claim retirement benefits at age 62, the earliest possible age. However, many soon discover, after making the decision, the permanent lifetime reduction in monthly benefits the decision entails. What then? Sean Williams explains a little known “do over” opportunity with Form SSA-521. In short, you have only 12 months for such a “do over”. Read his full piece here.
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