Miscellaneous

Can I Continue To Receive My Military And Disability Pay With My Social Security?

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First off, why is it so darn hard to get information about social security. I feel like I'm trying to grab a greased-up snake. Anyway, my question is I was born 9 March 1951 so I'm currently 68 years old and some change. I served in the Air force and am receiving a retirement pension. I also am receiving 50% disabilty compensation. when I file (which i plan to do this October. I was going to wait until my 69 year old birthday, but now I'm not) will I be able to continue to receive my military pay, plus my disability pay with my social security?

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Are There Legal Rules Regarding My Situation?

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I've been fighting w SS for Divorced Spousal Benefits for 50 months and recently won at an ALJ hearing. The Operations Manager Div1 of SSA sent it to the Appeals Council and they are intent on overturning that decision and deny me DSBs and is now the 30 days in which I had to respond to. I did by fax asking for more time and telling them I intend to further plea my case. Oh how I wish I had read your info before. I applied for DSBs and was told by a Tech Expert to do this I had to File and Suspend.

If I Win Some Lottery Money Could I Keep My SSI Retirement?

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Just have one question. If I won some Lottery money could I keep my SSI retirement , I retired at 62.

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Lottery proceeds would have no effect on Social Security benefits. However, if you're receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) then lottery proceeds could affect your eligibility or benefit rate. SSI is a needs based benefit administered by Social Security, so any changes in a recipient's income or resources can have an impact on those payments.

Best, Jerry

Can I Find Out If My Ex-Wife Is Drawing Social Security From My Employment Record?

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Larry:
Is there any way that I can find out if my ex-wife is drawing social security from my employment record without asking her directly? She is entitled to it that's not the issue.... can I ask Social Security for this information since it is my employment record?

Thanks for your help!
Tim

Hi Tim,

Isn't Not Allowing Disabled Claimants To File For Early Retirement Benefits At Age 62 Discrimination?

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I have been told by numerous SSA trained sources, that disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits at full retirement age. And when I ask say, "Non disabled claimants are advised to elect early retirement at age 62, when their higher earning spouse files for early retirement benefits -- thus permanently reducing their retirement benefit".

Was My Brother Misinformed?

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My question is about filing a restricted application. My 67 year old brother (5/1/1952), currently employed, went to the social security office to file for spousal benefits on his wife's record. She is 72, retired, and has been collecting since reaching FRA. He was told that he was not eligible for spousal benefits because he earns more than $70,000 per year. I have not read anything about an income cap for spouses. Is this new or was someone misinformed? If they were misinformed, is there a specific rule to which he could point?
Thank you!

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