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I just had a friend call me and said her SS will be cut

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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

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Is my SS going to be cut for 20`8 for any reason. Have not received any mail indicating it would be

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

Yes my SS is all I get and have been very sick for 2 years now. I can't efford a cut for any reason

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 1 month ago
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Social security benefits may not be reduced.

Moreover - monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018.

The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018.

Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 29, 2017.

Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
why was hers reduced. Only income she has
Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 1 month ago

If for any reason social security benefits are changed - increased or decreased - the SSA sends a letter with explanation and reasons.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 1 month ago

It is possible that original calculations had mistake and it was corrected.

Also - there might be some additional deductions or withholding - for instance for Medicare premiums.

However the exact reason will be in that explanation letter.

So if your friend overlooked or misplaced that letter - I suggest to contact the SSA and ask for a copy.

I will verify and will help you with determination.

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