Miscellaneous

What More Can Be Done?

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My 82 yr old mother is a recent widow, a German national with a SS# (and obviously an ex US husband). Following his death in March 2017, SS decided they didnt believe she had been in the US and demanded back payment of 150K. I successfully appealed this, and following a year of hell they retracted. However in 2018 they stopped automatically subtracting her Medicate Plan B payment ftom her SS, after 17 years with plan A & B. Then she got sick. I have packpayed her missing months of Medicare B premiums following SS's advise.

How Do I Go About Getting Info On Unclaimed Money That Social Security Might Owe Me?

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Larry hi how do I go about getting the info to receive unclaimed money that social security might owe is there a form to be filled. Please let me know.

Hi,

I have no idea what you might be referring to. If you saw an advertisement alluding to 'unclaimed money' that Social Security may owe you, I would advise you to be skeptical.

What Options Are Available To My Parents In Law?

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Hello! Both my Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law immigrated in the states 8 years ago. During those time, my Mother-in-Law did not held employment and hence no SS contribution. However, my Father-in-Law found work and was contributing to SS for 5 years. 3 years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer and stopped working as he seeks treatment. He still has cancer and hasn't worked since. He is now 63. My Mother-in-Law is now 65. Both of them are now U.S. citizens. We don't know how they stand with benefits.

Could Freezing Your Credit Affect Your Ability To Use Social Security's Online Services?

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This is a comment...I read in one of the FAQ's that a person was unable to establish an online account at SSA.gov. This also happened to me. I tried to reach my local office to try to determine why, and was only able to leave a message and have not heard back. In the meantime, I read elsewhere that if your credit file(s) are locked (as ours are due to endless hacking), the Social Security online system rejects you.
Do you suppose this is a possible explanation for some folks?

Hi,

Is There A Law That Would Support Receiving My Ex's Benefits While He's In Prison?

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I was divorced after 43 years. My ex is in prison for the rest of his life. He was supposed to pay me spousal support for the rest of his life. I went to court and the judge issued an order to social security for me to get his social security which is being withheld while he is in prison. Is there a law or statute that would support that. I need that support to live on.

Hi,

No. You can't garnish a benefit that isn't payable, and your ex-spouse wouldn't be eligible to be paid his benefits as long as he remains incarcerated.

Can I Suspend My Benefit At FRA?

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I filed for ex spouse benefits at 62 the person at social sec. Misunderstood me and thought I was retiring. I am now 65 still working and they ended up turning my benefit on at that time. I receive 2 checks a year and have been trying to get this corrected and so far have not been successful. Can I suspend my benefit at FRA if this is not corrected ? I am still working and will work for a couple more years. Thankuoum

Hi,

Is This True?

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Money Morning is sending information about under payment of social security benefits for seniors over 50 yrs of age on social security. They claim a person could be owed as much as 10's of thousands of dollars. Is this one of those bait e-mails to get you to purchase some kind of product or service?

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