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On disability is there a limit you can receive or do you get

On disability is there a limit you can receive or do you get the full amount of your social security/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 was on disability from age 45, at age 60 my husband who was also on disability died at age 59. I received the widow benefit...mine on one day, his on another. I received a letter the moth I turned 66 telling me that the amount of widow benefit would be changed by an increase of $267.80 as the prior amount was incorrect.JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I received this lower amount for 6 yrs, I would like to know why I am not getting a retroactive check for this.

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Does this cost to use? I applied for divorced spousal

does this cost to use?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I applied for divorced spousal benefits yesterday at the ss office and was told I did not meet the criteria even though I am 71 years of age I have been divorced for three years and I was married for 13 .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: Besides my own retirement benefits (SS) I do receive a VA Comp check I am a 100% disabled veteran

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Am a widow and currently collecting 80% of my husbands

am a widow and currently collecting 80% of my husbands benefits as well as my own ss benefits. Will this change when I turn 65?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 turn 65 this yr. Will I lose my own benefits but will be eligible to collect 100% of my husbands?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: no

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I have some questions about disability and retirement when a

I have some questions about disability and retirement when a spouse has passed. is there anyone or any place I can go to for advice please?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: it is for my sister. she has just recently lost her husband . both of them receive disability but he has a retirement from a previous job he had before he could no longer work. so she and I have taked and have encouraged her to keep the retirement where it is at or move it to an account that will dontinue to make be invested until she is 65 yrs old. she was told when this initially happened she could choose between her disability or his but she could not receive both . her husband received great deal more than she does so she chose his but here she was told she could not collect until she was 60 yrs old . she is 56 urs old at this time and her husband was 59 yrs. what or where can I take her that would help her. also if she chooses not to take his retirement right now and let it stay would she be penalized?JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: no not that I know of. I just know she receives disability and he did to. he never touched the retirement due to the huge amount of taxes he would have to pay . my sisiter has no property or any kind of finicial holdings.she is not able to work at all. menatally or physically and this was way before he passed away.

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Question please If a couple who are 71and 72 marry how does

Hi Question please If a couple who are 71and 72 marry how does that affect their social security. they receive 2000$ and 1500 monthly.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: they live in Michigan. One divorced 3 years ago and the others spouse died 3 years ago.JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: not sure ask me

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How far back does social security go back for widow's

How far back does social security go back for widow's bebefit? I turned 47 the day my husband passed away. I have applied for the benefit 2 yrs. ago. At the time of his death, I had no idea that I was or would be eligible for the benefit.

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I have received ss from my ex husband since I was 64. I am

I have received ss from my ex husband since I was 64. I am now 73. I receive 899 a month. I never remarried. I read somewhere I could receive more. Just wonderingJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: We have been divorced 22 years. He remarried.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: We were married little over 10 years

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Is a widow entitled to the her husband's social security

Is a widow entitled to the her husband's social security benefit after his death if it is higher than hers.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 sister's (who is on social security) husband died last July. His social security monthly benefit was higher than hers. After his death is she entitled to receive his benefit amount?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: NO

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My husband died Oct 2012 and I've been receiving his SS

Hi Pearl, my husband died Oct 2012 and I've been receiving his SS benefits. He would have turned 65 last April. Are the benefits different 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: When I went to the SS office in 2012 I was so upset I didn't ask if it was John's full benefit or if it would be different when he would have turned 65.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: John died when he was 61

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