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The right strategy could result in thousands dollars of additional payments a year.
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How it works
If you take payments at a younger age you may get a few extra years of payments, but your payments will be lower. If you take payments later you'll miss out on a few years of payments, but you'll get more with every Social Security check. Eventually, if you live long enough, a fewer large checks becomes a greater total of money paid to you than more small checks.
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