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My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is

My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is reduced by windfall but I receive federal pension. Could i get my husband's social security because is larger than mine??

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Lane

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Today I talked to sociol security. I have multiple scherzos

Today I talked to sociol security. I have multiple scherzos i. I am getting $1800 a month from teachers retirement I gualified for disabilityteachers retirement.I inquired about getting social security through my hucband.We have beenmarried for 44 years. I am 65They saidbecause of my teachers retirement, I couldn't get any. Is this right?I have 16 credits . I ask.them if I could get S. S. when I get 40credits .They said it depended on my teacher's retirementIs all this right ?,,I

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Lane

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My ex-husband and I were married 23 years, divorced in 1985.

My ex-husband and I were married 23 years, divorced in 1985. He died in 2000. At 65 I applied for Medicare and was told by SS that I was entitled to a monthly benefit. I received about $1500 a month on top of my salary which was a very income. I retired at 72 and now receive a pension from the city I worked for. Very nice. I went to SS to change my status and I was told I would receive no benefit except Medicare. I qualified on my own, but did argue with them. I was then called back to the office and was told that I would receive a benefit based on my earnings. I receive $350.60 a month plus Medicare.Finally my question. Why is my benefit based on my SS qualifications and not my ex-husband's. It would be quite a bit higher. Just a curiosity question, nothing more.

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Lane

JD, MBA, CFP, CRPS

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My Social Security number is ***-**-****. I received a

My Social Security number is ***-**-****. I received a letter telling me that I don't qualify for my husbands SS because I have a pension. I taught for 20 plus years but only part time. The district kept me at 17 1/2 hours because 18 hours was considered full time. At that time my pension was based on the 3 highest consecutive years. My pension then was $630.00 presently it is approximately $800.00. I was also notified that my personal pension would be lowered. I am getting $64.00 per month. My husband died recently and I applied for his SS and was denied. That isn't right. He served in the Navy in Korea, I taught at risk young people. I have to sell my house where we lived for 24 years. I don't know where I am going to live. Why can't decent people like us benefit by our hard work?

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

Managing Lawyer/Advocate

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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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Doctoral Degree

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My wife will retire as a teacher in the state of Texas. She

My wife will retire as a teacher in the state of Texas. She has an option to take a reduced retirement amount so that I can receive benefits if she passes. Will I suffer Social Security penalties if I were ti receive such benefits?

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Phillips Esq.

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My husband died 3-22-16. I presently draw RR Retirement benefits.

My husband died 3-22-16. I presently draw RR Retirement benefits. I would like to drop my present retirement benefit and start drawing my deceased husband's benefit as it is larger. How can I apply for this?

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LawTalk

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Juris Doctor

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I am employed at a major University in California and have

I am employed at a major University in California and have never paid any social security taxes. I plan to retire after 32 years of service and will receive a pension. Will I be eligible to receive survivor benefits from my husband's social security?

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LawTalk

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

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Our mentally disabled son's benefits were reduced when my wife

Our mentally disabled son's benefits were reduced when my wife began drawing benefits.Now that my wife has retired and is drawing a pension from her CT teachers retirement, she does not qualify for SS.The problem: Our son's percentage for his benefits cannot be increased back to the initial amount now that my wife is no longer drawing. I have been told that in order to get back to his original percentage amount, which was about 50% of mine, we must pay back all the money that was paid to my wife.This seems just crazy to us.

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keeperumiami

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