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I am an USA retired citizen collecting social security.My

I am an USA retired citizen collecting social security.My wife is also collecting social security on my work recordMy wife is a Canadian citizen who has permanent residency status in the USAWe crossed the USA/Canadian border on oct 6th, 2016 and are renting a condo in British Columbia. we do not have any residence in the USAWe would like to know if my wife does not apply for USA citizenship and loses her USA "green card", is she still eligible to receive usa social security benefits and any widow benefits,as long I maintain my USA citizenship?Thank You

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Do I go to inform. As my husband died, Do I just go to sleep

Do I go to inform. As my husband diedJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Do I just go to sleep office with copy of death certifiateJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: We both were getting as checks,I have paid into it all my life and as a sub nurse I am still paying.do I lose my check and just get my husbands,which is larger but not by much

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I just have a question I receive disability and I receive my

I just have a question I receive disability and I receive my late husbands benefits but some do not receive both why ?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: OK I am 62 years old and have receive my own disability payment and my late husbands survivors benefits. I have just found out that my first husband that passed away in 1976, that we had 2 children with, I am going to be able to draw his benefits. Am I going to be able to draw his survivor benefits and my disability ? I live in AR I don't know if that matters or not .JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no

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I am inquiring for a Japanese friend who worked and lived in

I am inquiring for a Japanese friend who worked and lived in New York for many years and is now retired in Japan. Both he and his wife are collecting social security benefits which are deposited into a New York account. He is 85 years old and wants to know, if he should die, is his wife entitled to survivor's benefits and what percentage could she get if she is eligible. To my knowledge, I don't believe his wife ever worked while they lived in New York.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: I don't believe so.

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I am 72 years old. I have been on social security since 62.

I am 72 years old. I have been on social security since 62. David Lucus said on the radio that you can get addional ss benefits retroactive to the usual retirement age is is possibleJA: 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 husband has passed away in 09. So I am surviving on the social security bassed up early retirement at 62, is it possible to reevaluate it.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: I dont know, I was listening on radio , to the David Lucus segment about social security benefits. He said you can refile after your retirement age and pick up additional monies.

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My ex husband died recently. I have not remarried, am 58

My ex husband died recently. I have not remarried, am 58 years old and will have a pension (I'm a teacher) when I retire. Am I entitled to any of his Social Security? ThanksJA: 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: Nope

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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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My children are receiving social security survivors benefits

My children are receiving social security survivors benefits since their Dad passed away last April. There is a family max. My oldest child moved out of the house after her died and is under 18 and reassigned her benefits to another representative payee. Should my other two now be receiving a higher monthly amount? When does that change? When my oldest turns 18 or after she graduates from HS, or now with her not living in my household anymore?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? Soon. I'm trying to find the right Retirement Accountant for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.Customer: ok. The whole social security benefits situation has been so confusing for me and the people at the SSA office have not been patient or kind to me while figuring it out because of my oldest daughter. I also wonder what the income limitations are to receive social security benefits as a divorced widow. I had been married to him for 19 years.

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I was married for 32 years, divorced, then remarried. What

I was married for 32 years, divorced, then remarried. What are the SS benefits from. My ex and my current husbandJA: 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 70 years old and my current husband is a 100% disabled veteran, age 70. He is not a xpect d to live much longer. What are my optionsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Not that I am aware of other than we have been married for 13 years.

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