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How long before you want to start your SS benefits, do you apply and is it better to do it, in person or at the local office?

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In order to start getting the SS benefits, you need to either apply in person at the SS offices or online. It takes about two weeks before you start getting the benefits. Read more at http://www.massresources.org/social-security-apply.html.

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Do you realize that each year you wait to sign up for SS benefits after turning 62 your monthly benefit increases 10%? Once you sign up and are approved for benefits you're locked into that amount, aside from cost if living raises for the rest if your life

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