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Does Receiving Social Security Benefits Affect SNAP Benefits?

Does receiving social security benefits affect SNAP benefits

Hi. My area of expertise is limited to Social Security benefits. I have no special knowledge of the SNAP benefit program, but since the the SNAP program is needs based I assume that Social Security income is counted when determining if a person is eligible for SNAP benefits (

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 10:57

How Can My Friend's Daughter Get Access To Her Social Security Funds At Wells Fargo Bank?

I am writing on behalf of a retired friend. He married late in life, had 3 children when he began drawing SS retirement benefits in 2010. The 3 kids have received SS monthly deposits into their own savings account, but linked to the father. The kids are now over 18 years old. The family relocated to France in 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 10:44

If I Stay Home To Help My Disabled Wife Would I Be Eligible For Any Additional Funds?

my wife is collecting social security disability needs some help at home. if i chose to stay home to help her and collect my social security is there any added funds to me for that action?? i am currently 64 , will be 65 December 6 and i am not currently receiving social security. please help

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:51

Why Is My Person

Why is my name and address and SSI number get from Georgia to Cleveland from Chattanooga Tennessee SSI office my identity has been stolen from Tennessee I never lived in Georgia or Cleveland

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 09:01

What Do I Need To Get Extra Money To Cover Bills?

how's get extra money to cover billls & food & etc. what's we need?

Hi. My expertise is limited to Social Security benefits, and without knowing things like your age, earnings and marital history, and whether or not you are disabled, I can't tell you what if any benefits you might qualify for. Social Security's website (i.e. has information about applying for benefits, so you may want to start there.

Best, Jerry

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 09:17

Can Social Security Cut Out My Husband's Benefits?

My husband has worked in the overseas oil fields for years. He rarely paid SS because it was foreign companies. We invested and saved, knowing we wouldn’t have much SS. Now that he is retired, at 67, the SS is asking us to provide our IRA and other savings information. They said they might cut out his $1587. benefit altogether. Is this allowed?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 08:25

Can I Collect My SS Without Any Deductions If I Was Born In January 1955?

I was born January of 1955. I work full time. Can I collect my SS without any deductions for also working full time?

Hi. Since you've apparently reached your full retirement age (FRA) of 66 & 2 months, you could earn an unlimited amount of money without losing any of your benefits to Social Security's earnings test. You could still, however, be required to pay income taxes on some of your Social Security benefits depending on your total income.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 11:22

Will My Children Get Payments For The Months They Missed While Their Benefits Were Suspended?

Im a representative payee for my children's ssdi benefits they receive from their father and their ssdi benefits were suspended because the bank account that they were direct deposited to was closed and it took a few months for me to get a new account my question is will they get payments for the months they missed while their ssdi was suspended?

Hi. Yes. Benefits that are returned or suspended due to an address or bank account issue are reissued once the address/account issue is resolved.

Best, Jerry

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 13:52
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