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My husband had to retire at 64 due to health. He will be 66 in 2015. We want to pay back the 2 yrs. of SS benefits  received in order to increase our monthly benefit to what it would be at 66. We do not want to suspend SS benefits, just pay back. I am 63, and have received SS benefits for 1 yr. How do we do this. Thank you very much.

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Social Security will not allow him to pay back benefits because he began benefits more than one year ago.  He receives about 15% less because he filed about 2 years early. If he suspends his benefits for two years he will gain 16%. Could he live on the money he would have used to refund two years of benefits?

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Darlene Oldendick

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Social Security retirement planning and all questions about Social Security eligibility and entitlement.

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