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If a person applies for disability social security but moves

If a person applies for disability social security but moves and doesn't receive the answer, how does he know the answer?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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I am inquiring on behalf of a person whose mental disability asks me to help, then says don't help but thinks it's hopeless that he doesn't have the letter and doesn't want to start the process all over.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Does the SS administration keep a record of letters returned by the Post Office as that box number is ***** in use?

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I am 66 years old and a retired army veteran. I am getting

I am 66 years old and a retired army veteran. I am getting some disability from the military. I have tried to get it increased. Can I apply for social security disabilityJA: 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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I am out of work and I am being placed on the liver transplant list. I also have hepatic encephalopathy because of my advanced liver disease. I have no energy and in constant pain. I take a lot of medication every dayJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Some of the side effects are cramping of my joints and an uncontrolable trimmer of my hands

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I quit (not retired) fed govt in 1999 but left CSRS

i quit (not retired) fed govt in 1999 but left CSRS retirement in the system. I am now 55yo and just placed on social security disability. Can i begin drawing my CSRS pension now, and at what cost? Also have an IRA i can cash w/o the 10% penalty, but what other taxes or penalties will i incur?

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My twin children have been collecting since their dad died

my twin children have been collecting since their dad died over 10 years ago. I saved 1/2 the money in a college 529 plan. Now they turned 18 and Social Security is saying I need to send all the money I saved back to Social Security. I need this money to pay for their college! What do I do?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: I think I said it all

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If I waited until my husband who is on disability and I

if I waited until my husband who is on disability and I turned 65 I would get half his benefit is that true?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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: well not quite sure what you want but if I waited until he turned 65 and then I got my social security would I get half his benefit he would be collecting disabilityJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: not to my knowledge

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My spouse wants to apply for spousal benefits on my earnings

My spouse wants to apply for spousal benefits on my earnings when he turns 66 in 3 months, then switch to his own account when he turns 70. I will be 63 in 6 months but want to delay retirement to 66 or older. Social security tells us because he turned 62 by the January 1, 2016 deadline he would qualify, but I would have to be either retired or age 66; however if we were divorced 2 years The retired ror age 66 restriction wouldn't apply. Can we appeal this policy? It is unfair to married couples. Unfair because I continue to work rather than retire at 62. And unfair because my husband is 3 years older than me. It seems arbitrary and I understand part of the policy interpretation was decided only a few months ago.

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I am a type 1 diabetic and had a stroke last year. I was out

I am a type 1 diabetic and had a stroke last year. I was out for 6 months but still have weakness and issues from the stroke. I can drive yet I truly do not feel rightJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: My sleeping is off. It takes me a while to do certain tasks and my left side is much weaker than my right and I am left handed. It is very embarrassingJA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: I'm trying to think but right now I have nothing

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My wife will be 62 this year. She is a naturlized US citizen

My wife will be 62 this year. She is a naturlized US citizen and had never worked in the US. Is she eligible for Social Security beneifits?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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: She is not disabled, but she is interested in what, if any, SSA benefits she is or will be entitled toJA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: We are residents of California, if that matters.......I am still working and I will also be 62 this year

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I am currently receiving disability from social security. I

I am currently receiving disability from social security. I am 64 years old. Can I apply for retirement benefits now?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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Do I qualify for retirement benefits at this time? I have paid into ss since 1969. I am currently receiving $1560 per month in disability from social security.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: I am also receiving medicare.

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