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I took widow benefits when I turned 60. Obviously my husband

I took widow benefits when I turned 60. Obviously my husband passed in 1993 and I got my SS based on his income. I have never stopped working so my questions is---why do I have SS taken out of my paychecks and is there any way I can get it back or stopped and if not, where does this money go?

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About 30 days again, after initially being approved , I was

Hello, About 30 days again, after initially being approved for SSI, I was denied two weeks later because I had too much money in the bank (I didn't realize the threshold was $2000). Since then, I have paid bills such as a car payment and I only have about two grand, but the main problem is that they counted an “in trust of minor” savings account that belongs to my sixteen year old daughter that had about $9000 in it. That money does not belong to me and before I applied for Social Security, I was going to liquidate the account and give my daughter the cash, but the manager at Bank of America said that would not be necessary and Social Security would not count it!My question is can I reapply within the next 30 days with less cash in my accounts (and my daughter keep the money in hers?) Otherwise I continue to have zero income (and had been approved for $2086/month).Thanks very much.

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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Both my mother and father qualified social security benefit

Both my mother and father qualified for a social security benefit and were also vested in the Louisiana State Retirement system. My father passed away in 1997 and my mother has been receiving her state retirement checks and a discounted social security check drawn on her social security not my father's.It is my understanding that there were several bills passed in 1984, 1985, & 1986 that provide that if you were vested in the Louisiana State Retirement service by those times (10 years of service) that a spouse can draw on the other spouse's social security if it's higher.Can you guide me as to the steps I must follow to make that happen. Thanks Marc

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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If someone is collecting payment from a disability insurance

If someone is collecting payment from a disability insurance at the same time as getting social security benefits for disability, can the social security benefits be clawed back?

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Lane

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I'm 67 and I am collecting ss,am I able to collect also

I'm 67 and I am collecting ss,am I able to collect also disability insurance from the state,I also am working pt 25 hrs. @$10.75 hr.Per week,however will not be able to work for 4-6 weeks at my employment and iam very tight on monies.Thank you

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LawTalk

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I do not receive SS benefits after retiring from a government

I do not receive SS benefits after retiring from a government job. I am 68.Got Medicare coverage thru my husband. Now I was rehired part time and the employertakes out 1.45% for Medicare, even though I pay for the PartB myself every month.Are all wages regardless of age and my situation treated in such way?

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Lane

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I have just lost my job. I am 71 years of age. I have approximately

I have just lost my job. I am 71 years of age. I have approximately $50,000. in loans and credit cards and I have a mortgage. What my wife and I receive with Social Security I have enough to pay my mortgage, utilities, insurance, and food. I am concerned that my creditors will attach my social security payments leaving us nothing to live on. Should I file for bankruptcy to save my home? Can my social security be garnished?

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Lane

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My husband has been on disability number of years. He

My husband has been on disability for a number of years. He turns 65 in June. What happens to his disability.

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Christopher B, Esq.

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In 2015 I was on Long Term disability from work and received

In 2015 I was on Long Term disability from workand received SSI payments. Are those paymentsTaxable?

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Megan C

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