Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Savvy Senior: Can you stop and restart social security benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can I stop my Social Security retirement benefits and restart them later to get a bigger payment? I recently got a nice unexpected inheritance, so don’t need the money from Social Security right now. If possible, I would like to suspend my benefits and restart them at age 70.

Do-over Dan

Dear Dan,

Yes, there are actually two different strategies that allow Social Security benefi...