Question: I applied for Social Security, was approved, and then went right into suspend status. This all happened in March 2016, a month before the suspend rules were modified. So, I am still in suspend. I will be turning 70 in Sept. 2018.

I understand that I will be automatically un-suspended upon turning 70. Does this mean that no further action at all is required by me, or should I contact Social Security now to firm everything up, so they will arrange for the benefits-process to kick-off upon turning 70.

The Social Security Administration already have my routing-number and checking-account-number. And, if I need to contact them, is it best to a) call, or b) go down to the Social Security office?

Answer: If you suspended your payments and reach 70, payments will automatically resume, says Andy Landis, the author of Social Security: The Inside Story, 2018 Silver Anniversary Edition.

"No action is needed, whether you suspended under the old rules, as you did, or the new rules," he says. "In fact, I suggest you skip contacting the Social Security Administration, partly to save the effort, and partly to avoid a possible mix-up."

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Question: I applied for Social Security, was approved, and then went right into suspend status. This all happened in March 2016, a month before the suspend rules were modified. So, I am still in suspend. I will be turning 70 in Sept. 2018.

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