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Old 09-21-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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I am 63 yrs old, stopped working in March 09. Have not collected SS yet.

Are there any formulas out there that can give me an idea how benefits change month to month. I have an esimate from the IRS at 62 & 66, but it is based on the fact that I will work up to age 66. I would like to start SS at 64yrs and 6 months. I can't get a real handle on it. I couldn't find anything on the site that helped.

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Are you sure the age 62 benefit was based on the assumption that you'd work until 66? That seems like a strange assumption.

Did you find this calculator? Social Security Online Calculator
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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Your primary insurance amount (PIA) which would begin at your normal retirement age of 66 is reduced by 5/9 of 1% for each of the first 36 months that you are under the normal retirement age (by 5/12 of 1% for each such month in excess of 36, which doesn't apply to your assumption). You should be able to easily figure it out from there.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Go to local SS office and they will give you a month by month print out as to how your bennies will change..
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