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Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 13566
Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I have been a widow since 2008. I was on disability. I was

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I have been a widow since 2008. I was on disability. I was in my third year of dealing with cancer. The year before, different Dr., went untreated for gall bladder. Switched Dr.s. Had blood drawn, thrown in hospital and had it removed. Prior to that, I had worked all my life. I have a small pension and social security. I am not sure how SS works.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hello! I am sorry for your loss and your medical troubles. Can you clarify for me what you SS question is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I worked up until I was disabled. My husband Merlin Poort, past away just before he was to retire and did not get his social security.
I'm confused. live phone too expensive.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know how social security works. Am I getting my social security. Do I get my husbands social security as well?
Jacqueline Scheider Poort
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jacqueline! I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't worry about phone. I believe I can help you right here.

OK, please answer 1 and 2 below:

1)so it sounds like you HAD SSDIB until you perhaps became of retirement age, is that correct? At that point, it should have switched to RETIREMENT benefit automatically, and you'd likely not see any notation or difference - it is automatic.

2) You have a pension from WHERE??? How much?

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

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