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I began taking ss in 1997 age 65, it has continued ever

I began taking ss in 1997 age 65, it has continued ever since. I worked 1999 thru 2009. I started working again Feb 2015 thru today. I would like to know if the monthly amount I receive reflects an acturate amount of increase since I started receiving ss in 1998. Thank you ***** Stinyf

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I'm wondering if my husband I are receiving all our SS

I'm wondering if my husband I are receiving all our SS benefits?

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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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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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I APPLIED SECURITY BENEFITS SIX (6) YEARS AGO WHEN I TURNED

I APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS SIX (6) YEARS AGO WHEN I TURNED SIXTY SIX (66) . AT THE TIME THE S.S. AGENT THAT HANDLED MY CASE TOLD ME ,BECAUSE I AM RECEIVING A POLICE OFFICER PENSION THAT TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS (200) WOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE TOP OF MY MONTHLY S.S. CHECK . THIS DIDN'T SEEM FAIR TO ME THEN AND NOW FOR THIS REASON.......I STARTED WORKING FORTY (40 ) HOURS A WEEK AT AGE SEVENTEEN (17) IN NINETEEN SIXTY ONE (1961) AND FOR THE NEXT SEVEN (7)YEARS BEFORE BECOMING A P.O. . THEN SINCE MY POLICE RETIREMENT I HAVE CON'T. TO WORK AND PAY INTO S.S. ALSO PAID INTO S.S. ON SOME OF THE PART TIME JOBS WORKED DURING MY TWENTY YEAR (20) POLICE CAREER I AM NOW SEVENTY TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF AGE (72.5) AND NO LONGER ABLE TO WORK BECAUSE OF A HEART CONDITION . APRIL 19TH 2016 I HAD A QUAD DOPPEL BY PASS OPERATION. MY QUESTION IS THIS , IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET AN INCREASE ON MONTHLY S.S. CHECKS ? JOHN M. CLARK###-##-####. THANK YOU .

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My husband and I both are currently receiving Social

My husband and I both are currently receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. In the event that one of us dies, will the surviving person continue to receive their benefits as well as start receiving the deceased person's benefits as well?

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My ex husband died in 2013 just before his 62nd birthday. We

My ex husband died in 2013 just before his 62nd birthday. We were married for 17 years. I am still working and earning $61k annually. Would I be wise to apply for spousal benefits until I reach full retirement age? Am I eligible to draw while I am working or do the same rules apply for the maximum earnings?

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I thought my health was bad when i was 63 so i drew SS for

I thought my health was bad when i was 63 so i drew SS for like 3 months. Then I realized that I could work so I returned to work making ~110,000 per year so I drew no benefits since June 2014. How can I reset my benifit so I get the higher monthly amount when I turn 66 October 31 of this year?

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If i take benefits at 66; continue to work and make $75,000

If i take benefits at 66; continue to work and make $75,000 per year, at age 70 will I be getting the same amount as if I stopped working at 70?

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