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I've been told i don't qualify for spousel coverage. Olease

I've been told i don't qualify for spousel coverage. Olease help explain why.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: My wife passed away on 2-15-12, and I re2quested coverage from my wifes account. She earned more than me and paid into her account . My SS# *****###-##-####JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I'm a retired Chicago Firefighter and didn't fully contribute into SS my entire career, but still paid fees every year.

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I currently receive a SS ck for my earnings and one for my

I currently receive a SS ck for my earnings and one for my husband whom I haven't lived with for 20 years. I am also a teacher in Texas and due to my health am having to retire this year. I will only receive about 800.00. Will I lose the social security?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not that I am aware of.

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I am getting social security from my ex spouse as I don't

I am getting social security from my ex spouse as I don't have enough of my own.Just found out this morning that my employer who is now under TRS will be going with a company which takes out Social security instead.I am 64 will be 65 in August. Can I take out of my TRS in a lump sum or will I be penalized by social security.What age do I have to be when this no longer matters?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I want to continue working a few more years but maybe I need to retire now?

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My SS started last Oct. Effective Jan 1, 2017 my School

My SS started last Oct. Effective Jan 1, 2017 my School Employees Retirement System of Ohio started. I receive $413.94 monthly from SERS. How do I report this to SS and how will it affect my SS payments?JA: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine.Customer: I'm sorry, do I sent Social Security the amount I receive from my School Employee Retirement? Can't Soc Sec just adjust my monthly payment?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 the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: not that I'm aware of.

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My husband just passed away after 37 yrs of marriage. We

My husband just passed away after 37 yrs of marriage. We were separated for 7 yes but stayed married.. I have taken early retirement and will now be receiving a pension from his job. Is this going to affect my social security? I will not be taking his SS till full retirement ageJA: 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 the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not sure

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Social Security questions: My husband passed away in 2015.

Social Security questions: My husband passed away in 2015. He was retired from the Federal Government. I receive a monthly survivors benefit check. My husband had SS taken out of his paychecks. I went to Social Security last week and applied to receive his SS benefits. I am 66 years old. I am currently working, but my employer does not withhold SS from my paycheck, the money is deposited into an IRA/SEP of my choice. I do have 23 years of employment that I did have SS deducted out of my check. I have read info on GPO and WEP. I would like to get an idea of how much I will be getting from SS when I decide to retire. 1) will my government survivor benefit be affected? 2) will the SS widow's benefits be affected? 3) How will my drawing on my IRA affect any SS benefits that I will be receiving?

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Please tell me how the Windfall Elimination Provision

Please tell me how the Windfall Elimination Provision affects Social Security survivors benefits

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My husband and I are retired and collect SS. I have a small

My husband and I are retired and collect SS. I have a small benefit of about $600 a month. My husband gets about $2565. In addition, I taught for 15 years and get a pension from that job of about $3000 a month. I'm concerned that I will not have enough to live if my husband passes before me. Is my teacher's pension too high to allow me to a survivor's benefit?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: No.

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I would like to know survivor benefit from My ss for my

I would like to know survivor benefit from My ss for my wife.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: My wife is receiving a very reduce SS because of her State retirement pension which is considered windfall??JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: My ss is a normal distribution? having worked since I was 15 (now 73) and am still working PT. We have to Pay for her Medicare because what she does receive is spent to partially pay Medicare B

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