Yes, Deborah, I responded at around 7 am and you didn't get back to me til noon. As you can imagine, contributing time here is not a full time endeavor as I have a law office to run, so thank you for understanding that I did not sit here and wait, but move on to other obligations. I am looking forward to assisting you!
That said, let's get to your post:
"why does a man named Fritz Gerald keep writing that there are thousands of dollars in benefits we social security recipients may miss out May 1, 2016. ------- Because he is likely trying to sell something to you, such as an e-book, etc.
"He states there ismuch to be gained by asking a social security agent a six word question and that we could be missing out on thousands of potential benefits. -------- THere is no 6 worded question, no. But, for some people, yes, IF they were planning on filing and suspending benefits so that their spouse could do so, and IF they are of full retirement age before 5/1, they will want to proactively take that file and suspend action before 5/1. If this is not something they can do, due to not being of FRA, or not having or anticipating dependents on their work record, it will have no bearing whatsoever.
Please help me with this question because his advertizement goes on and on about losing benefits if action is not taken by May 1.
I feel this is probably inaccurate information but have not be able to determine this. -------- He is definitely hawking his wares, but, to see if this effects you in any way, I am happy to review that with you.
1) How old are you?
2) Are you collecting Social Security benefits?
3) Do you have a spouse and if so, how old is he/she?
Please help me as this is causing me great apprehension. Thanking you for your time