32 thoughts on “Retire Online with Social Security, Quickly and Easily

  1. How long will it take to get the spousal benefits I applied for on Dec19th,2018. My alimony has run out and I just paid my rent with my social security benifits, I can’t pay any more bills till I get the spousal benefits

    • Hi, Kim. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask members in our Blog community to continue to work with their local office with specific questions about their case. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this is resolved soon.

  2. My birthday is April 2, 1949. I am trying to apply for benefits to be paid. In 2015 I filed and suspended my SS benefits (have not received any yet). In 2019 I will be seventy (70) and will need to start collecting benefits. I have a My Medicare account and tried the password that I thought was up to date, but was not let in. I would like to start receiving benefits when I am 70. Perhaps I need to complete the application (since I have already filed). I have the same wife and bank account as in 2015.

  3. Maybe I should drive a black 2016 Challenger drive around the block at somebody’s house so they can get $365 more and their social security

  4. My mother in law is concerned about receiving her monthly security check. Has anyone heard of check s not being released¿

  5. Currently, I am employed and taking my late husband’s SS. My plan is to retire at the end of June 2019. Starting July 1st, I would switch from my husband’s SS to start taking my SS. Would it be best if I made an appointment with SS in person?

  6. Why am I unable to apply online for my Retirement Benefits? Keep trying and I am told over and over again I cannot apply and to call. If I wanted to call, then I would have applied over the phone. Help, please.

  7. I can’t get on my account portal lately because I never receive the security code text on my phone as I have in the past. Seems to be something wrong with the system. Any one else having this issue?

    • Hi Michael If you’re asking about Social Security retirement benefits, you may start receiving benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. Monthly benefits are reduced if you start them any time before your “full retirement age”. Your full retirement age depends on your date of birth. It may be between age 66 and 67. This could affect the amount of your benefits and when you want the benefits to start.

      The Benefits Planner: Retirement provides detailed information about Social Security retirement benefits.

      If you’re already receiving Social Security benefits and you’re asking about Medicare, if you live in one of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, we’ll automatically enroll you in Medicare Parts A and B.

      If you’re not getting benefits, you can use our online application to sign up for Medicare. You can sign up for Medicare even if you don’t plan to retire at age 65.

      If you need additional assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) . Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or contact your local Social Security office.

  8. i was born before Jan 1954 and qualify to restrict my benefits by being spousal on my wife’s claiming when I soon will be 66, my FRA.

    My local Soc.Sec. office is adimant that I cannot claim restrictive unless my wife also is born before Jan 1954 (which she is not) and files restrictive.

    I think i am 99.9% correct that she files for her SS benefits on my 66th birthday and then i file a resritive spousal claim that will be in effect until i decide to file for my permanent benefits and then my wife would qualify to claim spousal off my account (unless she is deemed to automatically do so) since it will be much higher for her.

    How can I convince my local office that they are wrong, or can i just make the claims online ??

  9. My birthday is 4/11/53. To receive FRB, do I need to work up to 4/10/19 (day prior) or the actual date of birth (4/11/19)? I cannot find this information on any sites. Thank-you.

  10. How long does it normally take to begin receiving checks after applying for social security retirement benefits? Does the government shutdown affect the application and processing time?

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