Recalulation of Social Security benefits possible?
(Tampa Bay Fl)
Is it possible to have a recalculation of my social Security benefits? Ii took early Social security. I am now 68, and trying to survive on 434$ a Month, after working hard all of my life. How can people all be getting so much more than I am? even ones who never worked in this country???????
Wendy: Unfortunately, no, you can't ask for a do-over. That's why folks without savings and plenty of income (working part-time, a small business, pension) need to keep working before they retire early.
Just working a few years longer gives you a nice boost to the Social Security check - as well as extra income during those years.
Rethink how you live -- can you move into a low income apartment? Can you share your home with another senior to combine income/expenses? Work to earn a small income on the side?
Not great solutions -- but at this point, you kinda need to think "out of the box" a bit!