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If I’m planning to retire in 2016, what would be the EARLIEST retirement date for me

Q) I will turn 66 (which is my full retirement age) on March,18,2016. If I’m planning to retire in 2016, what would be the EARLIEST retirement date for me (should I work till 03/18/2016 or I could retire at earlier date to be 100% vested?) In either case, when I will get my first Social Security check?

A) According to Social Security Administration: You can apply for Social Security retirement benefits when you are at least 61 years and 9 months of age.

You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start.

Even if you are not ready to retire, you still should sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday.

When you’re ready to apply for retirement benefits, use our online retirement application, the quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to apply. https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3012/How-far-in-advance-can-I-apply-for-Social-Security-retirement-benefits




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Qualifing for disability benefits with a terminal illness

According to the Social Security administration website, A person with a terminal illness may qualify for disability benefits. The requirements are the same as for a person with a non-terminal illness. Social Security Administration make every effort to identify a case involving a person with a potentially terminal illness as early in the claims process… Continue Reading

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  1. According to Social Security Administration website – You can check on your disability claim application status on line. This online service allows you to check the status of your completed retirement, survivor or disability application. Please allow 5 days from the date you originally filed your application before you use this service. https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus

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