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How long does it take to start receiving Social Security after I apply?

If you are thinking of retiring and collecting Social Security you need to know, “How long does it take to start receiving Social Security after I apply?”

Retirement age may be coming up soon and you want to get ready to take advantage of all the benefits that you are entitled to. You have your retirement fund through your workplace all set and ready to begin paying soon after you retire and now you want to do the same with Social Security. You will need to know, how long does it take to start receiving Social Security after I apply?

How long does it take to start receiving Social Security after I apply?

After you have applied for your Social Security retirement benefits and you are soon to turn full retirement age your benefits will begin the month after your 66th birthday.

What if I am receiving benefits other than retirement?

If you have applied for benefits that are not tied to retirement then the length of time to receive those benefits may differ from the retirement benefit.

What if it is a death benefit for a spouse?

If your spouse has died and you have applied for death benefits from their record the length of time that you will need to wait to receive your first payment is three months. At that time you will receive a lump sum for the months that you had to wait.

Death benefits for a child of a deceased parent

If the parent of a minor child has died and the remaining parent or guardian have filed for death benefits for the child the waiting period is three months before you receive your first payment. These are the simple answers to, “How long does it take to start receiving Social Security after I apply?” You should check with the Social Security office to get all the information you need.



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