Depends on your age when you first claim. There is no short answer to this one. But generally the "magic age" for doing something like this is age 66. Once you reach what Social Security defines as Full Retirement Age (FRA)
You need to call the insurance company that is making payments to you, or with whom you have the money invested. That's the surest way to get the facts on what your liquidity/cash out options may be on the annuity you have.
If you have a statement with that account number, call the provider of your 401(k) and give them your account number or your Social Security number to see if you still have money there. Otherwise, call your former
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