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Social Security: Rethinking the decision to receive checks at 62

You can start collecting Social Security checks at age 62. But the longer you put it off, the more you'll get each month.

Thomas is wondering: What if he starts receiving Social Security payments at 62 but then has a change of heart?

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Could he give the money back and restart the clock to receive bigger payments down the road?

This is an interesting scenario, and I wasn't sure of the answer. So I contacted the Social Security Administration.

For their response, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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