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Social Security Question:
Social Security Rules for early retirement
Social Security Answer:
I received notices from SSA stating that I could receive retirement benefits at age 62 even if I were still working. There were lots of rules stating that benefits would be reduced if I worked more than a certain amount of hours or if I earned more than a certain amount of money. I applied, was approved, but had to prove that I was no longer working, and I did so and that was approved. But now my benefits are being held because it is assumed that because I was self-employed before I retired, I must really be working and hiding the income.
I can't find anything online or in the publications I received that says I can't receive benefits if I still work or if I am suspected of still working. Please help me find a copy of this rule.
Support Replied ~ 09-22-2010 21:38:14
Self-employment is differcult. SS uses your an average of your last 5 years as a estimate of what you might make if you tell them you are still working.
If you sell your business or do not work in the day-to-day routine, then you must show the proof of that. Otherwise, SS will wait and see what your yearly net gain is to determine if you worked under the $14160.00 limit while they temporarily pay you based on the estimate. If you have further questions, call me. 727-386-5104.
Noon-time is good. Thanks......Carol
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