Q. Will the Social Security office recalculate the amount I am getting monthly from Social Security?
I worked 10 years and earned 40 quarters to qualify for Social Security after I retired under CSRS. I feel that I should be getting more than the $140 I receive from Social Security every month. How do I request a recalculation of the amount I receive presently from Social Security?
I retired under the CSRS in March 1994 with 28 years of federal service. I was age 47 at the time and I took an early retirement because of base realignment and closure. I did not buy back my time I served in the Army from 1965 to 1968.
A. Do you have any basis for thinking that you should be getting a greater Social Security benefit than the one you are now receiving? Those benefits are based on your years of Social Security-covered service, your average indexed monthly earnings while covered, and the age at which you began receiving those benefits. You can call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 and see if they can determine if the amount you are receiving is correct.