SSA makes mistakes
When I filed for SS at age 70 last November (and DW as spouse) I advised SSA that their numbers for DW seemed to differ from my calculations. While I waited they did a quick recalculation and the lady said that she found a possible error in their calculations of DWs SS payment, but it was not as large as I suggested. She said that they would resubmit it and see if an adjustment could be made. "Sure you will blah, blah blah" says I.
On 6/30/2015 I received an unsolicited deposit to my checking account from SSA. A few days later DW received a letter from SSA advising that they had located an error in their calculations of her monthly amount and were making an adjustment back to December.
Even small victories over SSA are good victories.
Lesson learned: If your own SS calculations do not agree with SSA, stand up for your calculations (your work) and ask for a recheck.
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