Miscellaneous

Can I Have A Judge Order My Ex-Husband To Start Drawing His Benefits At Age 62 So That They Can Be Garnished?

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Hi Larry!

I just won a sizesble judgment against my ex-husband for his violations of the terms of the divorce.

He was determined to be voluntarily impoverished, and has refused to cooperate with child support. Court modified the Support amount monthly to $1600 + $200 toward arrears.

As he is 60, I’m planning to have to garnish quite a while of his Social Security to recoup what’s owed.

Is it possible to have the judge order that he start drawing benefits at 62 so I can garnish then instead of waiting three more years?

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Am I Correct That My Survivor Benefits Will Continue Even If I Move Back To China?

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Hello

i am a Green Card Holder (Permanent Resident) and Chinese Citizen. I have already collected my Social Security Survivor benefit, as a Green Card Holder, if i plan to move back China permanently, will i eligible to collect my benefit while outside the U.S ? Base on what i read ( https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10137.pdf ; Page 7-9), it seems to be that i will continue collect my benefit while outside U.S, can you read the above publication and confirm for me ?

Thanks

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Can I Get Social Security With 38 Credits If I'm 30% VA Disabled?

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I do not qualify for social security because I only have 38 credits. I am now 67 years old and will be 68 on 9/21; can I get any form of social security because I am 30% VA disabled?

Hi,

Your status with the VA wouldn't make any difference with regard to Social Security benefit eligibility. Therefore, assuming that you didn't receive Social Security disability benefits in the past, you wouldn't be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits unless you have at least 40 quarters (QC) of Social Security coverage.

How Will Getting Married At Age 68 Affect My Benefits?

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I am 68 retired. I plan on getting married. how will this affect my benefits?

Hi,

The answer to that question depends on what type of benefits you receive. If you receive Social Security benefits based on your own work record, or if you receive widow's benefits or surviving divorced spousal benefits, then nothing will change with regard to your Social Security benefits if you get married. You may even become eligible for higher benefits on your new spouse's account depending on the benefit rates involved.

Can I Apply For Social Security At Age 60?

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Can I apply for social security at 60

Hi,

The earliest that you could draw Social Security retirement benefits is age 62, and your benefit rate would be reduced for age if you do so. However, you could potentially qualify for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) at age 60 or even earlier if you meet the requirements for those benefits (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.05/handbook-0501.html).

What Happens To My Wife's Social Security If She Passes Away?

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My wife was recently diagnosed with cancer at age 44. She asked me a question the other day that I never really thought about. What happens to her Social Security if she passes away early?

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear about your wife's diagnosis.

Unlike contributions to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for example, the Social Security taxes collected on wages and self-employment earnings are simply that, a tax. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the Social Security taxes you pay will ever translate into entitlement to benefits.