Miscellaneous

Has Social Security Changed Their Website Addresses?

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My situation is very like that of a person whom you answered Jan. 25, 2017. I'm 70, divorced, still working full-time. I'm being permitted to recover ex-spousal benefits for Feb thru May of 2017, but I would like SS to pay longer retroactively. The website that you provided to establish misinformation (from SS) is no longer working. (I haven't checked yet whether the website you provided regarding filing an appeal still works.) Can you tell me the correct website address(es)?

Why Would I Need To Repay My Husband's Back Pay?

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husband died 2 yrs ago 2 weeks after a 3 yr battle for ssdi benefits.. a check for 22k back pay arrived the day after he died. I returned the check to ss because it was made out to him in his name only. ss then sent me a check for 19k, less 3k for his attorney fees. From that point ss says i am now collecting his ss benefits. However, i work full time and make over 4k a month so i dont get a cent, but none the less i am deemed to be collecting his benefits.

Should My Deceased Husband's Back Pay Go To His Family?

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My husband receive his June 2017 payment July 3, 2017. We have been told by SS Agents that he will receive $9000.00 in back pay. My husband died, July 6, 2017 and now I am being told his back payment will not be given to his family because of his death. Is this true? My husband was approved for these back payments, I would believe they should due to the fact he was awarded his award letter. Please let me know how to proceed. Thank you very much.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can My Mother Get Both VA Benefits And Her Social Security Benefits?

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My mother is collecting my father's VA benefits right now as he passed away 4 years ago. She will reach 66 this year and she wants to retire. Will she still be able to receive the VA benefits from my father and still receive her social security when she retires? She is under the impression she will only get one or the other...

Thanks

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Can You Help Us?

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Hi Larry I am my fathers caretaker and had his social security checks deposited into my business account and now they have discontinued his payments saying that I he owns my business but he doesn't what am I to do we have sent documents showing that that's false please help

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Were We Wrong To Ask For A Benefit Estimate At Our Social Security Office?

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My spouse collects spousal social security on my record, thanks to Larry's advice. Because he is nearing 70, we visited our local office to get an estimate of benefits on his own record. We were told that we should get that information from his "my social security" account. We explained that we had tried that, but couldn't get it that way, the system seemingly won't provide the estimates because he is already receiving a benefit. The representative insisted we were wrong, and said we should give our password so he could log on to our "my social security," so he could prove it.

What Can I Do If I Have A Problem With Social Security?

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Social security did not give me my delayed benefits at age 70 I had done a withdrawal what can I do to get them

Hi,

I don't know enough about your circumstances to give you a specific answer, but normally you would start by contacting Social Security and if the person you initially speak with doesn't give you a satisfactory explanation you can ask to speak with a technical expert or supervisor. If you are still dissatisfied after that, you can contact the offices of one of your U.S. Senators or your Congressional representative.

Best, Jerry

Can Social Security Reclaim Funds From A Bank Account?

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Someone I know has just received a notice from Social Security regarding her deceased sister in laws benefits that were kept in a bank account. Her husband died about 10 months before his sister . There was a bank account with around 15,000 in the bank. When her sister-in law died, her bank sent the last check back to SSA. The problem is SSA wants all of the money that was in the bank back. It went to the conservator who was the deceased sister in law. Can SSA do this, if so why?

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