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My dad turns 95 in August. He receives approximately $3,000

my dad turns 95 in August. He receives approximately $3,000 each month in social security. Is there any way to increase this amount? I keep thinking the system should pay him more now while he is alive and still able to enjoy it. I know that's probably just wishful thinking. What do you say?

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I just applied social security benefits. I am retired. My

I just applied for my social security benefits. I am retired. My husband is still working. When he retires in a few years and starts collecting his benefits can I still collect mine ?

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Nice name. and my question is two fold. One is when does SS

Good morning Pearl, nice name. My name is ***** ***** my question is two fold. One is when does SS need to know I'm starting a part job Monday. Part two when if at all they might reduce my benefits. Am collecting SSRetire and job pays 9.50 Hr. I will try and keep hours down to stay under the 15720 allowedJA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Does the question! How complicated can get. Does SS start when they get my W4 or wait till next year to adjust my benefitsJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Retirement Accountant about your situation and then connect you two.

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My husband and I both are currently receiving Social

My husband and I both are currently receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. In the event that one of us dies, will the surviving person continue to receive their benefits as well as start receiving the deceased person's benefits as well?

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I am a 62 yr old female working 32 hrs a week. I plan on waiting

I am a 62 yr old female working 32 hrs a week. I plan on waiting until I am 66 to collect my social security. I was married to my ex husband for 28 yrs and I know I am able to receive part of his social security. He is 68 yrs old. My question is can I take part of his social security now at 62 and then mine at 66? Or is it best to wait until I am 66?

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I thought my health was bad when i was 63 so i drew SS for

I thought my health was bad when i was 63 so i drew SS for like 3 months. Then I realized that I could work so I returned to work making ~110,000 per year so I drew no benefits since June 2014. How can I reset my benifit so I get the higher monthly amount when I turn 66 October 31 of this year?

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NY Social Security Disability cost of living in Nassau County

NY Social Security Disability cost of living in Nassau County ; Are these typical yearly expenses for a disabled person living in a private home with a family and sharing expenses and receiving free care? Food $5,870 , Housing $13,680, Personal/ Health $7,310.... (we are big on vitamins and supplements, but our health cost are reduced because the person is very healthy....

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I am planning on retirement next year when I turn 63. I

I am planning on retirement next year when I turn 63. I don't plan on filing for the benefit until I am 66, my full benefit age. Is there an automated estimator that can take my information into consideration? It seems the ones I found on SSA website will assume that I'll file for benefit immediately upon retirement, which I am not.

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I turned 66 on April1,2016. I decided to do file-and -suspend

I turned 66 on April1,2016. I decided to do file-and -suspend with my benefit and wait till I'm 70 to draw maximum benefits since I still work. My wife will turn 65 on May 16 this year. At FRA my benefit is $2606 according to my SS statement. At FRA, my wife's payment would be $959. Do we or do we have to wait till she is 66 before she can utilize "spousal benefits" from me. What are the differences if she takes it now (if that is legal) or if she waits till she is 66.

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