Took Social Security too Early - Now what?
Hi from San Diego - I'm new to the board. I retired about 7 years ago and have a pension but I set up a consulting business to supplement our income for a few years and to add to our deferred comp. When I was 62.5 last August, my work dried up with the economy - had never been without at least one project in the 8 years since I retired.
So I panicked and took my social security starting in 9/09. In February 2010, the consulting contracts came flying in - of course. I had to stop my social security since I was going "way over" the limit and I understand I will have to pay back what I got from SS for two months in 2010.
I know I will have my retirement recaculated according to the earining of 2010 but I cannot find anything on the SS website about whether there is an option to pay back everything - 4 months in 2009 plus the two in 2010 that I will have to repay anyway - and in essence "un-retire" from Social Security. Wonder if this is possible and if it is a good idea under my circumstances. I know I can call them - but was hoping I could get some information here. I have googled my questions with no luck.