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STORY: I am currently receiving SSDI, based on my own work

HISTORY:I am currently receiving SSDI, based on my own work history/credits.I became 100% disabled at the age of 39, due to a medical illness contracted while on assignment in Asia. Upon return to the States, my income was sufficient enough to provide me with roughly $2200.00 monthly in SSDIbenefits, less Medicare part A& B premiums.Due to my medical assessment, I was diagnosed under 12.02 due to cognitive loss from viral meningitis, inclusive of severe depression. I have a Masters Degree in International Business, and have severe difficulty on recall and short term memory functions, making my ability to perform in my prior occupation of an International Consultant impossible. My ability to transfer skill sets to another job, or retrain due to my cognitive loss, is also impossible.At the time of my diagnosis, and treatment, the SSDI appointed Doctor, recommended that I have a Representative Payee,( who is my significant other.) We never contested this issue, however there is a concern there, as My significant other is 23 years my senior.CONCERN:I have the SSA form to remove a Representative payee, and have an upcoming appointment with my doctor. I have been utilizing an excel spreadsheet to assist in tracking monthly bills, to assure financial responsibility, as well as the timely monthly payment of bills.QUESTION:While the SSA Form stipulates it will not affect payment of benefits, and there is much discussion on the web of IF removal of a Representative Payee will spark a revisit of my medical history, What is the Official "unspoken " process that occurs in an adult who requests the removal of a rep payee?Also, as my medical , cognitive condition has not, nor is expected to get better I am on the 7 year revisit plan with SSA, which just occurred in Jan of 2016. Will this have any impact, ?. Neither my spouse nor i really want to spark an ugly issue or risk the loss of benefits due to this, but we are also trying to protect my future and freedoms of choice, as there are no other rep payees we could appoint in the event of my spouses death, as he is over 70 at this point with medical conditions himself, (no family nor children)Please advise

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If a person starts collecting social security DISABILITY

If a person starts collecting social security DISABILITY benefits at 56, 10 years before full retirement age, do they receive their full retirement benefit or is it reduced? If reduced by what %, pleas?If I marry at 63 and do not want to collect ANY social benefit until I retire at 66, could I collect my ex deceased spouse's social security at that time? Thank you.

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I have been raising my son on my own last 3 years and his

I have been raising my son on my own for the last 3 years and his father just qualified for disability, which then made my son eligible for back pay and now monthly. I am trying to understand what I am allowed to use the back pay on and how much am I allowed to account for his living expenses.I would like to use the back money to pay off the credit card debt that I have, it is essentially what I used to keep us afloat.

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My mother is in critical condition in the hospital following

My mother is in critical condition in the hospital following a stroke. She is 78 years old and we need information on additional benefits that may come to us through social security. She is currently on medicare. Can you help and what would be the fee?Jennifer

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My mother passed away May 2, 2016. I was told that the social

My mother passed away May 2, 2016. I was told that the social security check she gets the second Wednesday of May will be for April. I just went to the bank and it has not been deposited into her account yet. I am wondering why not?***** *****My mother's daughter, power of attorney, social security payee

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I get As I and have year now. I live alone and pay my

I get As I and have for 1 year now. I live alone and pay my own rent and utilities. And I get food stamps to eat. But I cannot pay all of my other credit cards and such. So my son has been depositing cash into my checking account a couple times during the month so that I can pay these other depths. I didn't want to get in trouble by not paying them. Is that ok and allowed, since he's not paying my rent or utilities? Someone just recently told me I can't do that

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I took early social security at 62 to care parents.

I took early social security at 62 to care for my parents. Can I get what I would have gotten if I retired at 66?

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Two questions1.) I am a widow and will take my late husband's

Two questions1.) I am a widow and will take my late husband's record at 60, then switch to my record at 66 or 70. This has not changed with the new law? This is a yes or no, and I am pretty certain , yes I can.2.) My best friend is 63 or 64 this year, she is on disability on her own record. She will switch to her ex-husbands record at 66 and "Hold" or "suspend" her record, then at 70 switch back to her record. Since her ex husbands record will be a bit less than her current record, can she do this plan? She thinks yes (and I hope yes) She says because she turned 62 before 2015 she is grandfathered in, can stay on SSD until 66 switch to her ex's record until 70, then back to her record. Yes?The new laws are confusing.thank you.

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My name is***** live at*****, #104

My name is***** live at*****, #104 Largo, florida.The last 4 numbers are --7008. The first day that I reported fraud on my account, the account # ***** which they deposited my soc. sec. check. They said that someone, a woman had called and answered all the questions, (why was I not advised?) and told them to transfer the monthly payment to another account, namely my ex husbands account at First/Third bank. Not only did ss put my money into that account once, but twice, even after it had been reported as fraud. I began the business of getting a way to have my monies returned to my account on March 15th, 2016 after I didn't get my March check.We had a business together and perhaps I had filed the answers to the questions asked before the ss would accept that it was truly me. I might have filed them in case I wasunable to get into my account due to health reasons. That would be, in my opinion, theONLY way that he would have the correct answers "my mother's maiden name?' Really!Ok, long letter, sorry, but felt you needed all of this information in order to help me.Thank you in advance, NancyIt was then that they knew it was fraud, and yet they deposited my April check into his account as well.I have been given the run around for some time now, starting with Mrs. Alverez at the social security office in my district, 33774.The last I was told by Chase was that they would not return it to me until the Fifth/Third bank returned the monies to them. I called Fith/Third Corporate and wastold, this past Friday, that a request had never been made. I need that money, I have bills to pay, not being paid, my condo payments have not been paid either.I do hope you will be able to help me. Can you please help me, I NEED MY MONEY!Oh yes, I have no contact with my ex, Thomas A. Smircic. However, a friend of mine has stayed in touch with him. When she confronted him with this his reply was"I would never do that to Nancy, it must be a case of mistaken identity??"When I asked his bank to give me info on his account they said they were unable to do so, certainly not at their level of authority as they are only a branch. She did, however,advise me that "there had been activity in his account since the SS payment had been deposited" So he certainly knew he money was there.HOW CAN I GET THE MONIES OWING TO ME.

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