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I am sorting my deceased parents' things. I have their

Hi. I am sorting my deceased parents' things. I have their Social Security Cards, and wonder what is the best things to do with the cards. I am thinking of shredding them, rather than sending them to the archives of the organization they worked with for all their lives. Is there any reason to keep them? Is it risky to send the cards to the archives, which are available to the public? Thanks for any ideas you can give me.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I don't know. My parents died in 1989 and all their affairs have been long since cleared. They were missionaries living in Africa all their lives, and died there as well. What other sort of information might they need?

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I'm on social security my wife is divorceing me how will

I'm on social security my wife is divorceing me how will that effect my incomeJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I don't knowJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: i don't know

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What is the ticket to work program and what are the

What is the ticket to work program and what are the limitations?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I have received a ticket to work program but I don't know what the limitations are if I go to workJA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: No

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My father died in 1976. Recently someone told me I should

My father died in 1976. Recently someone told me I should have received social security benefits from his soc sec. I am now 65 years old.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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: When he died he wasn't married and I was 25 yr oldJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: not that I know of

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I recently applied for social security benefits. My

I recently applied for social security benefits. My retirement will start July 1st. During the phone interview I was asked if I am single or divorsed. I was married in June 1966 and we divorsed in December 1982. Does SSA look up the marriage information, or do I have to file a form for entitlement of a portion of his SS benefitsI gave approximate dates, but at the time didn't think I would be qualified because he remarried and is now deceased. So is his wife. What do I need to do, if anything

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My husband is 76 years old and has been diagnosed with

My husband is 76 years old and has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since I'm the only one working, I'll be 65 years old in July, can he file for social security?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: The last time he worked was in 1976, but I'm still working.JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I'm not sure.

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I am 66, not yet drawing social security. How would part

I am 66, not yet drawing social security. How would part time work affect my benefits?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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: I am considering a part time job, about 18 hours per week, making about $10.50 an hour. Does that affect my benefit amount when I choose to take it? Am I penalized in any way for this? What about working while drawing social security? What are the thresholds for that?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: Not really. I just want to know if it makes good fiscal sense, or will it hurt me in the long run?

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My social security check was not deposited directly into my

My social security check was not deposited directly into my bank account. Can you help me find out why? I received no notice that this would occur.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: My social security check was not deposited on the fourth Thursday 0f the month as usual. I did not receive notice if there is a problem. I am a senior and I need my check to pay my bills. Thank you for your help.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: There may be a income tax problem but I have not received a notice that I owe. I have already paid over 2000 dollars and I am willing and able to pay more if I owe more.

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I am 79 and my husband is 87. If we divorce will I get his

I am 79 and my husband is 87. If we divorce will I get his social security check when he dies?JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: not sure what you want to knowJA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: He lives in an assisted living home for people with dementia

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