Florida now has more jobs than New York. That’s likely because Florida avoided the NY lockdown approach to the pandemic.
If Social Security makes a mistake and overpays you, they can come after you to reclaim the money – no matter how much or how long ago the mistake occurred. But if you make a mistake in not claiming all the SS or Medicare benefits you are entitled to, you generally can’t correct your mistake — even if it is caused by bad advice from government personnel. See Robbery by Red Tape.