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Subject: Scott BUrns on SS Withdrawal of Application Date: 2/18/2008 1:42 PM
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Boost your Social Security check by starting over
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But you can reapply from scratch with these easy steps. Visit the local Social Security office. Make use of a little-known provision — request a "Withdrawal of Application." By filing an SSA Form 521, Social Security will treat you as though you had never applied for benefits. It will let you immediately reapply for benefits — at your current age.

Yes, there is a catch. And it's a big one. You must repay every dime you've received in past benefits. But because Social Security charges no interest, reapplying turns out to be a really good deal. It represents a way to buy an inflation-adjusted annuity for a price that beats anything offered by the financial services industry.

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