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I am a teacher in Texas and most school districts, mine
I am a teacher in Texas and most school districts, mine included, does not pay into social security. So even though I qualify for social security, I can only draw my pension from TRS. I have 2 questio… read more
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My wife will turn 62 this year. I'm currently on SSDI. She
My wife will turn 62 this year. I'm currently on SSDI. She worked for 32 in Texas as a teachers aide where she didn't pay ssn taxes. She still has 27 ssn credits from prior jobs. Will she eligible to … read more
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Christopher B, Esq.
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I am still working and 64 years old. My social security
I am still working and 64 years old. My social security payout at at full retirement would be $3102 a month. My wife who is also 64 works for a local school district and is covered under a gov't plan … read more
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My** year old mother is collecting a spousal survival
My** year old mother is collecting a spousal survival railroad retirement benefit from my deceased father. Is she also entitled to collect her social security benefit in addition to the rr pension ben… read more
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Although I am still working I am trying to determine if I
Although I am still working I am trying to determine if I should start my SS retirement at 66. I have re-married and my ex-wife (>10 years) also remarried. I was informed that my ex-wife's husband … read more
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My question is about spousal benefits. I am 64 and plan on
My question is about spousal benefits. I am 64 and plan on working to 70 before collecting benefits. My wife is a teacher in the Massachusetts Public Teacher's Retirement Plan. She is not eligible for… read more
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1. if I wait to 70 to file, can my spouse get 50% of my benefit
1. if I wait to 70 to file, can my spouse get 50% of my benefit at 70? 2. if so she is 3 yrs younger than me, can she get the 50% spouse benefit at 67? 3. My wife is 63, can we both file on her ss ben… read more
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I am 65 (to be 66 this Aug), retired and have NOT filed. My
I am 65 (to be 66 this Aug), retired and have NOT filed for SS. My wife is 64 (will be 66 in Jul, 2017), still working and also has NOT filed for SS. Our plan WAS for her to retire at 66, both file an… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife
Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife is 62 can she start drawing SS today, and i am 68 can I apply a restricted application for spousal benefits, leaving my credits to grow to … read more
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My wife recently started collecting social security under
My wife recently started collecting social security under her record- approximately $1130 monthly at her full retirement age 66. My disabled daughter age 35- started collecting benefits under my recor… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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I will be 66 in November, my wife will be 61 in February. My
I will be 66 in November, my wife will be 61 in February. My current monthly benefit would be at 66 $2,591, at 70 $3,492. My wife's monthly benefit would be at 62 $995, at 66 $1,383 and at 70 $1,842. … read more
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I am a Texas teacher who is eligible for SSA benefits if I
I am a Texas teacher who is eligible for SSA benefits if I can meet the exception on the GPO. I worked for 21 years teaching without paying SS. For the last 4 years I have taught for another state age… read more
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Before I immigrated to the US, I was Austrian citizen who lived,
Before I immigrated to the US, I was Austrian citizen who lived, worked and paid tax in Austria. I became US citizen in 2003 and worked in the US. Now I retire and received SS benefit in the US and a … read more
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Megan C
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While investigating the relationship between TRS, WEP, and
While investigating the relationship between TRS, WEP, and impact on benefits, I am confused by comments under "Source". My wife has been receiving an early benefit from SS of 875.00 per month while s… read more
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I am retiring/taking SS benefit at 66 yrs old (June 30, 2014).
I am retiring/taking SS benefit at 66 yrs old (June 30, 2014). My wife is looking to retire at 64 years of age on December 31, 2013. She wants to claim some of my benefit as a spouse (even though she … read more
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My spouse and I have both worked long enough to be eligible
My spouse and I have both worked long enough to be eligible for a SS benefit. Her earnings are much lower than mine. She expects to collact a benefit at age 62 while I expect to continue working until… read more
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I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work
I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work to age 70. My current estimated SS at age is $2,617, and at age 70 is $3,329. I will earn about $225,000 per year until age 70. My spouse's b… read more
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My dad and his wife live in California. They were both educators
My dad and his wife live in California. They were both educators for the state. They are under the impression that when he dies she will not receive his social security. Is that correct? I think not.… read more
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