Miscellaneous

Do You Have Any Suggestions For Us?

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We became legal guardians of our Grandson in 2004, when we lost our daughter, and received Social Security monthly payments for him, until he graduated HS in 2016. As we are now 65 & 70....can no longer work and are on a fixed income. (We both get Social Security & I receive a Teacher's Pension), we are struggling financially. Whereas our Grandson had financial aide his first year in college. BECAUSE his average fell, they would not pay out on his Fall Semester (2017) tuition bill. As Louis was struggling academically, we told him to withdraw from classes.

Is Failure By SSA To Notify Someone Of Their Potential Entitlement Considered Misinformation?

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When the SSA is made aware of the death of a person receiving a SS benefit, do they as a matter of policy notify persons that would be eligible for a survivor's benefit? If yes, would their failure to do so likely form the basis for a successful "Mis-information Application" to recover more than 6 months in arrears survivor's benefit?

Should My Husband's Benefit Rate Have Increased When His Children And I Stopped Receiving Benefits?

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My husband and I have an age difference of about 22 years. At one point I was getting young mothers benefits and we were getting benefits for our kids as well. I recall that my husbands benefit decreased during this time period. Since we are no longer getting the other benefits as our kids are now adults, shouldn't my husbands monthly benefit have increased?

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Should My Husband File Now If He's Worried About Future Changes To The Social Security Laws?

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My husband is 62 and has minimal income. I am approaching 50 and have a well paying job. We have been discussing whether to wait until he turns 66 to start collecting social security benefits so that he gets the full amount. However, with all the recent political talks regarding cutting SS benefits, should he collect now? Since he's already 62, do you think any changes passed by congress will affect his current or future benefits? Should he collect now in case they change the early retirement age? Thanks for your help.

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Does Becoming A US Citizen Affect My Benefit Rate Or Exempt Me From WEP?

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Good day,
Thanks for the web site, I was born in Canada and just recently became a US Citizen, will that affect my Social security amount, will that eliminate the WEP. Since I am a now a US citizen I feel that I should get my full benefits and not only the percent calculation I am receiving now. Thanks for your time.

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What Can I Do?

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I have retired (65) I was under extreme duress, and it was necessary to do so. I applied for my Retirement and for my SS. I went to SS office sat for 2 hrs and when I got to see a very nice young man. He pointed out that in 1968 when my mother took me to get my Card for the first time she had to submit my birth certificate. (for a work permit for school) there is an incorrect date for my year of birth. (1951) mine is 7-11-52. so they did nothing to help. The gentleman told me that sometimes when they transfer to computer.

How Do I Get The Back Payments Due Me?

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My husband passed away April 9, 2014 on April 10th I called the Boise, ID social security office to ask about receiving widow's benefits. At the time I was 63 years old they said I wasn't eligible for widow's benefits. In August 2016, I was in a social security office, in Minneapolis, MN to inquire about my own social security benefits and thought I would ask about the widow's benefits again, they gave me information about my own upcoming benefits but again when I inquired about widow's benefits they told me I wasn't eligible.