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Iam a 57 year old woman I work in a factory. I have been

Iam a 57 year old woman I work in a factory. I have been there 25 years the last couple of years I have had back and leg issues which have made it hard to work back in December I could not put my weight on my left leg at all. my doctor has sent me for several tests and they cant figure it out,i now am on medicine to help with this constant pain but still cant put my body weight on my left leg. I take oxictin at night to sleep. I have to use a walker at home to get around and assistance with bathing and getting in and out of bed.im afraid I wont be able to go back to work ive been out almost 3 mos now and no better,was wondering if this condition doesn't improve would I be able to get ssd. I also have arthritis and osteoporosis. and taking meds for depression.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Just that its hard not having quality of life now.

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Just curious about my deceased father. He left when I was

Just curious about my deceased father. He left when I was 5yrs old and I found his grave on findagrave.com.. Just curious why he was collecting SSJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Just curious about my deceased father. He left when I was 5yrs old and I found his grave on findagrave.com.. Just curious why he was collecting SSJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I don't think so

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<My husband retired at age 65 in 2005. I took early

lt;My husband retired at age 65 in 2005. I took early retirement at age 62 in 2010. I have been told I am entitled to my own SS plus half of my husband's since my retirement and there is retroactive payment on this. Is this correct?JA: 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: My husband's benefit is approximately $2250/mo and mine is approximately $825/mo. I really don't know what else is important.

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I had started a disability claim and what I thought as to

I had started a disability claim and what I thought as to going through the trial period I went to work to try it. I'm a BKA. Long story short I contacted. The SSA Office. and told them I was working and she asked the name of the company and address. I told th name of the company but had no ideas where in Texas they were based. She said she would find it. This was on a Friday. The next week day I had called her back to give the address. I was told she was out on vacation so I was sent to her voicemail. I gave her the address and never heard back. Thought all was good . some months had gone by and all was going the same thinking it was right that I still received disability checks even tho I was working . Then I received an overpayment letter for 37000 dollars from them saying I need to pay it now. And I the benefits stopped. I call her and told her I want to appeal this so i as sent an appeals and waiver form. Of course it was denied. So I went to her office and we sat up a payment plan.i was not working and with my bills it was decided I pay 10 dollars a month. She admitted dropping the ball on my report of going to work. And said even though it was her fault I needed to attempt to pay it. .. I paid 5 months on it and decided to go back on disability since I had not worked in a year due to my condition. So I filed a expedited claim to get back on disabled status and start drawing. Well I was found disabled and was given one check and was told a decision was still being made after I have went through the doctors test. .. I was deemed disabled and was put back on disability status. . I received a letter which said 17000 plus was taken from my claim that was due to me and placed on the overpayment and I needed to pay the existing balance.and if not all my check would go forwarded to the balance. . The lady that I set up the repayment plan that admitted fault but said 10 dollars wasn't much and it would never change. Well she has since been on leave of abensece .. it has now changed the officer there now working her cases says. I do not know what to do.

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If the person has not paid enough taxes in life and does not

If the person has not paid enough taxes in life and does not have 40 credits,do they get s.secrity. Is there any thing like minimum amount?

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My mom is 93 and. of course, living on Social Security. My

My mom is 93 and. of course, living on Social Security. My dad died about 10 years ago at the age of 84. They were married for about 30 years or so and then got divorced. They were divorced for well over two years at the time of his passing. My mom only collects her own Social Security. Is she eligible for higher benefits as a surviving spouse? Can she receive retroactive benefits from the time of his death until the current time? Your help is appreciated

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Disabled person on SS benefits received a large lump sum $

Disabled person on SS benefits received a large lump sum $ as gift, then put it in savings a/c, now applies for nursing home care thru SS Medicare/medicaid. Would SS consider the gift as income that has to be spent down?

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I am going to receive a Workmans comp settlement around 200,000

I am going to receive a Workmans comp settlement around 200,000 I may need another surgery someday I am 58 how will this affect my social security and should I take at 62 ? Also what to do for my sons college aid he graduates in 2017

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Can I collect on my ex spouse's social security benefits if

Can I collect on my ex spouse's social security benefits if he is 70 and already receiving benefits? I am currently 58 1/2 years old and been declared disabled by a doctor but have been denied SS benefits on my own. What can I do?

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