Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
first SS check
Old 03-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
Dryer sheet wannabe
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
first SS check

Retired since 12/31/12, I applied for SS this past week. I know now that we could survive without it having done so a few months but will now be nice to have the extra. Amount is about $100 more per month than if taken several months ago @ 62. Figure that will about pay for Medicare @ 65. Loving my first Spring as a retiree! Really separated from former life this week: deleted all work peers from my contacts. I aint goin back! :grinear2ear:

missedearly62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-31-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Corpus Christi
Posts: 81
I took mine at 64.5. It was a nice amount, but unfortunately when I turned 65 I lost part of it to Medicare and part to my AGI--too much income before I retired. So SS got a 3% raise and I lost a couple of hundred bucks. Uncle Sam gives and takes. But I am glad to have it.

prof12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 02:34 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,062
Well done and congratulations.
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 07:39 AM   #4
gone traveling
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 333
I applied for SS about a month ago myself. (Haven't seen the first payment yet) Like most folks, you are entitled to it since you "earned" it....
HighRoller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
W2R's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 34,826

I am turning 65 this summer, and just got my Medicare card. I will be paying for Medicare Part B before claiming SS. I am tentatively planning to wait until 70 to take SS, but I am really looking forward to having that income as I grow older. As you say, "it will be nice to have the extra".
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
heeyy_joe's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Madeira Beach Fl
Posts: 1,402
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do" --Bob Dylan.
heeyy_joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,660
I applied for SS this past week. I know now that we could survive without it having done so a few months but will now be nice to have the extra.
Congrats on the retirement.

One of the great aspects of SS is that it is so darn flexible. Want cash @ 62? You got it. Want to wait till 70 and get a bunch more? No problem. It's your decision.

Until I retired a never appreciated how SS is structured to adapt to so many situations.

I am currently enrolled in my wife's SS as spouse and when I hit 70 we will both hop over to SS under my # getting a much larger payout.

Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.