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Do I need to have an appt with the SS office to reapply for

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Do I need to have an appt with the SS office to reapply for my benefits to come to me rather than to the nursing home i was at for 2 months? Thje nursing home tells me I need to reapply!!!! Help!>
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: I am living with my daughter at her home and am no ;longer in the nursing home.......
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

It is never a good idea to sign over the rights to your SS to a nursing home. You do not have to reapply and simply need to contact SS and have the account changed back to your account. You have a couple of options.

(1) Call SSA at 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (expect to be on hold for a significant amount of time)

(2) Contact your local Social Security office and go in person. Link:

These are your benefits and you have control over them. Social Security has already been applied for and does not need to be applied again, you simply need to change your address and billing information. You could do it online with "my social security" ( but I would want to confirm with Social Security that your check was no longer under the control of the Nursing home in person just to be safe.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

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