The recalculation of Social Security benefits is not unusual. There are a variety of circumstances which can trigger a recalculation so it’s important to know when and how your benefit can change if this happens to you.
Recalculation vs. Recomputation
Before we get too far, let’s clear up some of the terminology. There are actually two terms that sound a lot alike, but they have different meanings. After all, we are dealing with Social Security rules here and terms that we use synonymously in everyday language don’t always have the same meaning with the SSA.
These two terms are recalculation and recomputation.