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Why Doesn't My Social Security Statement Come Up?

My wife just turned 65 (yesterday) and has applied for social security and I also applied for spousal benefits off of her. I just logged into my account and see that "Your Social Security Statement" does not come up. I am planning to let my benefits ride until I turn 70. So why cant I see the total month to month any more. The last one that I had printed was from Feb of this year. I searched all over the SS website for that total and cant seem to find it. Can you help me?



Monday, April 12, 2021 - 18:18

Is It Normal Operating Procedure For Social Security Agents To Try To Get You To Start Your Benefits Sooner?

I am a male born in 1955 and am currently applying for my SS retirement benefit. A few weeks after making my application online I received an email from the SSA saying I needed to talk to an intake agent before my application could be further processed. When I contacted the agent the reason was that they wanted me to take my benefit 4 months earlier than I requested. The agent actually implied that I was stupid for not doing this and "was leaving money on the table". WHY would they do this and is this the SSA's normal operating procedure?

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 10:47

Shouldn't I Have Been Entitled To The Benefits I Was Asked To Pay Back?

I retired under poor working conditions in (June)) 2008. Before I retired I was 68 years old drawing my husbands Social Security. Thur Jun I continue to draw SS I was in a pay status drawing on my sick leave. During this time. After I retired SS Requested that I pay that 6 months back. Should I not have been entitled to that due to my being in a pay status? I have often wonder about that. At the time, the poor working conditions had taken a mental toll on me. Please answer if you can my email. As I am hearing impaired.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 18:08

What Are Your Thoughts On Social Security's Future?

Politicians and financial advisers all state to not worry about Social Security failing. That Congress will intervene and save SS. However, I am 59 and am deeply troubled that SS will not exist in “any form” for me to rely on it. I have no pension. So feel that I must save fully to ensure my retirement to age 95. Very daunting with low rates.

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 17:46
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