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I anticipate that I can receive $2000/month in social

I anticipate that I can receive $2000/month in social security benefits now ( I am 63 years old) . I am also receiving a pension of $3505/month ( $2804 after taxes) . Will that impact the $2000/month I am anticipating ? If so is the a time if am older that the pension does not affect the social security benefits?

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My mother is 84 years old and has Alzheimer's. She worked

My mother is 84 years old and has Alzheimer's. She worked for civil service where they did not allow her to contribute to social security. My father passed away before age 62 and did not collect social security. Could my mother apply for his social security to help with her living expenses?

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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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My Social Security benefit is reduced because I receive

My Social Security benefit is reduced because I receive another pension . Can I work and make more than the $15000 limit because I am not receiving my full amount ?

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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

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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

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I have a question about why the Windfall Elimination

I have a question about why the Windfall Elimination Provision should apply to me. I am British, legal resident in US, age 70. I lived and worked in the UK till coming to the US in 1996. I paid into the UK national insurance pension scheme for my working life in the UK, and now receive the UK state pension.I started working in 2007 and earned my 40 quarters for Social Security in October 2015. I applied for SS in April this year. I have been told that because I receive the UK state pension the WEP applies to me, and my social security has been reduced.My understanding of the WEP is that it was designed to stop "double-dipping" by people who worked in the US in jobs where they did not pay social security contributions and receive a pension from that employment. I can't see how that applies to my situation.Could you enlighten me?

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Phillips Esq.

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I am 60 and worked in Belgium (and paid into their system)

I am 60 and worked in Belgium (and paid into their system) when I was younger. By taking advantage of the agreement between Belgium and the US, I may qualify for a Belgian pension at 61 yrs old of about $1500/mo. My US Social Security Statement estimates my payments at about $950 at age 62 and $1300 at full retirement age of 66 yrs and 4 months.I have 27 years of sustainable earnings in the US so I will be subject to Windfall at 75%.Can I take both the Belgian and the US Social Security?If not, would it be better to take the Belgian pension until my US Social Security exceeds the Belgian pension?Also, I understand I can have my Belgian employment added to my US record which may increase my US payment. Should I do this?I am sorry but this is all very complicated. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

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Will federal government employees like myself who paid into

Will federal government employees like myself who paid into the social security ever see the windfall offset be rescinded and our full benefits restored to the retirees. This offset is so unfair, and many folks retirements are impacted by this law.RespectfullyMaryanne Watkiins

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