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This is a discussion on social security within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by OldVet Nothing to it. Sign up, they'll tell you how much you get, how much they'll take out, you get what's left ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Nothing to it. Sign up, they'll tell you how much you get, how much they'll take out, you get what's left over.
    Trying to figure out when to start collecting, at 65 or wait a few years to get more each month. If I wait too long with my luck I will drop dead after my first check.
    Also all these policies that are offered to cover stuff medicare does not cover.
    I hope it is easy. I hate messing with stuff like this. At my age I want to enjoy life
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Trying to figure out when to start collecting, at 65 or wait a few years to get more each month. If I wait too long with my luck I will drop dead after my first check.
    Also all these policies that are offered to cover stuff medicare does not cover.
    I hope it is easy. I hate messing with stuff like this. At my age I want to enjoy life
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Yep, but they don't. I want what I want.
    A+ for consistency!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Trying to figure out when to start collecting, at 65 or wait a few years to get more each month. If I wait too long with my luck I will drop dead after my first check.
    Also all these policies that are offered to cover stuff medicare does not cover.
    I hope it is easy. I hate messing with stuff like this. At my age I want to enjoy life
    You can稚 predict when you値l kick the bucket, so just wait until you actually need the income. Now if no one in your family has ever lived past 64, then, yeah, take it early.

    What you値l REALLY need help with is Medicare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I haven't figured out how to spend that last $20 COLA I got.
    On the surcharges restaurants are implementing as a result of the same actions that caused there to not be enough money for another increase next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorhead1026 View Post
    You can稚 predict when you値l kick the bucket, so just wait until you actually need the income. Now if no one in your family has ever lived past 64, then, yeah, take it early.

    What you値l REALLY need help with is Medicare.
    Or you can take a lesser amount early, invest it wisely, and make more with it than you would by waiting for a few more years to get a smidgen more each month.
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    What would the government do without all of us ? Why they'd have to be the Americans of way back yesteryear. Fat chance of ever seeing that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Trying to figure out when to start collecting, at 65 or wait a few years to get more each month. If I wait too long with my luck I will drop dead after my first check.
    Also all these policies that are offered to cover stuff medicare does not cover.
    I hope it is easy. I hate messing with stuff like this. At my age I want to enjoy life
    Medicare doesn't cover dental or eye care. If you're fortunate, you can get a decent Medicare supplemental plan but the best deals will be in major metro area since there will be more insurers willing to operate there. Where I'm at, only United Healthcare supplemental Medicare plans are available and they are expensive. If you have a wife that isn't of retirement age and/or dependents, it gets more complicated and more costly. And Medicare is more finicky as to what they cover. You'll want to get some kind of air evac plan, also, since that's not covered by normal medical insurance. For those younger people: start saving your pennies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorhead1026 View Post
    You can稚 predict when you値l kick the bucket, so just wait until you actually need the income. Now if no one in your family has ever lived past 64, then, yeah, take it early.

    What you値l REALLY need help with is Medicare.
    Some companies allow early retirement at age 62 with full benefits if you have at least 30 years of service.
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    If the politicians of yesteryears hadn't broken into the "lockbox", social security would be in a far better position today.
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    I heard a financial analyst say that Social Security was supposed to last until 2033 or 2032, but with the current pandemic, SS is only going to last until 2029, barring any government intervention! Talk to a trusted insurance professional regarding Medicare. I did and got on a great plan.
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    Social security is going broke, but welfare for illegal aliens is forever..
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    Well, the $1200 I got from the guvmint for a job loss my retired self didn't suffer is IMO better than any COLA, and yes, Medicare is low-end insurance, but then it's at a low-end price.

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    Social security cant work. Its a mandatory pyramid scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck808 View Post
    Social security cant work. Its a mandatory pyramid scheme.
    It could have if they hadn't started handing it out like candy to "disabled" people who then work 40 hours a week under the table.
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