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Social Security Question:
Start and stop SS benefits?
Social Security Answer:
Can I begin taking social security benefits at age 62, and then, if I find a good paying job, stop them and restart later, like after full retirement age?
If so, what are the ramifications?
Support Replied ~ 01-07-2009 16:48:27
Yes, you can start and then if your find a well-paying job, suspend your benefits by doing a work report telling SS about your income. If the job last a long time, you might want to withdraw your application, but you must pay all the money back if you do that. If you suspend your checks, you get credit at FRA for those months that you didn't get a check for because of work. For example, if when you retired, you had a 36 month reduction, then later you lost 12 checks because of earnings, SS will adjust your rate at FRA to give you a 24 month reduction instead of the 36 raising your monthly benefits. I hope you under stand this. If not, write back and let me know about how much you would earn in a job and your FRA and I can further advise you. Carol
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