2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2012 4:17 PM by JerryD

    Lag time

      My birthday is in September, if I apply for SS benefits in July will the amount I receive be based on application date or birth date?
        • Re: Lag time
          mulbie
          I am currently 66 and began receiving my social security the month after my birthday.  I applied back in December for a February birthday.  There is a place on the application where you tell them when you want to start receiving your social security, and I believe that I checked off something like "on the date when I would receive my full benefit".  The application (online) was actually fairly easy.  I found the hard part to be trying to find out the status of your application once you apply.  It kept saying "pending" until about the week of my 66th birthday, but was available after that.  I know others who have made appointments and gone into their local SS office to apply, but when I went in they essentially told me to apply online.