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I need to know if a lawyer is needed for the following : a family member has social security disability. when 1st received it 5 years ago social security stated in writing the person did not qualify f… read more
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For the last three or four years, my SS deposit into my checking account has been in the amount of $971.....I received the letter stating that there would be a two percent increase this year and that … read more
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The letter I received states that my Social Security
The letter I received states that my Social Security Benefits remain the same as before the 2% increase. My retired friends all showed the raise and increase. Why would mine stay the same? … read more
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I just had a friend call me and said her SS will be cut
I just had a friend call me and said her SS will be cut effective 01/03/2018. She does not know why. My question is has my SS been cut for any reason … read more
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They are including time I was not on SS and not receiving
They are including time I was not on SS and not receiving checks as part of an overpayment. I have been on disability since 1981. Hard to make this short. I got a divorce, she aquired large debt, I wa… read more
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I was born 8/2/1947 and delayed collecting my own social
I was born 8/2/1947 and delayed collecting my own social security until I was 68, a full 24 months after I was eligible. I did collect 1/2 of my husbands benefit from age 66-68. Instead of being paid … read more
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My Social Security benefit this year will be nearly $10 a
My Social Security benefit this year will be nearly $10 a month LESS than last year. I do realize there's no COLA this year--but why should my social security check shrink from last year? I'm 74 years… read more
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In 2011, age 62, worked until August and requested retirement
In 2011, age 62, worked until August and requested retirement to start in September. The following year I worked for a month earned under the limit. I received a letter dated September 26, with update… read more
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How was my monthly SS benefit amount determined? Divorced
How was my monthly SS benefit amount determined? Divorced 2011; turned 66 in 2014; applied began receiving SS pmts from gov all through 2014 and through Mar 2015. Now get notice I've been "overpaid" a… read more
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WE have received no 2015 ss info??? don't know what to write
WE have received no 2015 ss info??? don't know what to write in check book, as we have auto Deposit at De Soto WI Bank 54624, Possibly Because we've moved from Crawford Co. WI to Rock Co. WI Oct. 1 20… read more
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I receive benefits as a spouse. I have a government pension
I receive benefits as a spouse. I have a government pension so my monthly benefit is $147 before my medicare deduction of $89. I just received a letter from SS saying they made an error and my monthly… read more
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I just received today my "Your New Benefit amount..." in todays
I just received today my "Your New Benefit amount..." in today's mail... but there is no change over what I was getting and now what I will receive January 3, 2014. Why would it be the same amount????… read more
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My name isXXXXX 71, I was notified via letter from
My name isXXXXX 71, I was notified via letter from Social Security few months ago,that I was eligible for spousal benefits. Met w/ SS Rep. Was told it would be retroactive back to Jan. 2007. After wai… read more
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Recently received a letter from SS stating we owe them nearly
Recently received a letter from SS stating we owe them nearly $8000. They say they haven't been taking the GPO from her check since she started receiving S.S. (in 2007) Her entitlement is 1/2 of my en… read more
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In 2009 I started to collect SS.. That value combined with
In 2009 I started to collect SS.. That value combined with my salary for 2009 prompted a letter and a revisit by SS to change the anticipated value from $1830.90 to 1675.80. I was under the impression… read more
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I just received a letter from SSA telling me that my 2012 Medicare
I just received a letter from SSA telling me that my 2012 Medicare deduction would be based on my 2010 tax return adjusted income of $211,936. Later, in the same letter, in a section "if your income h… read more
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Who qualifies for the 2011 COLA payments? I received a letter
Who qualifies for the 2011 COLA payments? I received a letter stating that I will actually LOSE benefits for 2012.… read more
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