Miscellaneous

Can I Collect My Social Security Now?

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Can I collect my social security, I'm disabled 55 years old and got denied for disability

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No. The only way that you can collect Social Security benefits based on your own work record prior to age 62 is if you qualify for disability benefits (SSDI). If you have an impairment that prevents you from working, you may want to consider filing an appeal (https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10041.pdf) on the disallowance of your SSDI claim or reapply.

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Were OPM And Social Security Correct When They Reduced My Benefits?

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I am a retired federal employee on disability retirement. My family sold a farm and I had a large capital gain ( over $400,000) for the portion of my share that wasn’t part of a 1031 Starker exchange. My retirement was cut by $300 a month due to this Capital Gain. Were OPM and Social Security correct when they reduced my benefits? If Yes, how long can my benefits be reduced? If No, how do I get my benefits back?

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Are There Any Exclusions In My Situation That Would Allow Me To Continue Receiving Benefits?

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Hello. I am Russian native & USA Citizen. 69 1/2 years old. Recently I was informed that my SSI will be stopped due to the fact that I cannot produce a document from Russia stated that I still collecting my pension there and monthly amount. To obtain this document I must travel back to Russia, Siberia and it will cost me around $3,000. Because law changes in 2015 I must personally be there to obtain necessary documentation. If I do not I will have to leave on the street sidewalk.

Can I Get Both My Own Benefits And My Deceased Husband's Benefits?

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i have been collecting my deceased husbands social seurity benefits for past 10 years and i received a call from I dont know who but they left me a message my benefts will be suspended i assume it was social security i never applied for my own social security and I worked many years I did not know I could get both ts this correct I am 73 years old. when i appiled for social security 10 years ago they said i could only apply for one or the other is this correct please help me find answers

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Can I Collect Benefits Early?

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Early Social Security and Spouse Benefit: Age 55, I was laid off almost 2 years ago (secretary), living off IRA (already owe taxes for withdrawing), applying for SSID (had surgery), my questions are, can I collect spouse benefit (was married over 10 years) now and can I collect early Social Security benefits, but stop collecting if I were to return to work? What are my options, thank you so much for your help.

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How Would Getting Married Affect Me?

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Hello I am currently receiving social security disability, private long term disability payments and sporadic child support payments for my child under 18 and children over 18. I am 49 years old and will turn 50. My question is that I have been contemplating marrying my significant other who is about to turn 70 in July. He currently his public retirement funds and plan to apply when he turn 70 in July. I am aware that because he recieves PERS, that his social security retirement amount will be reduced.

Will Our Benefits Change When We Get Married?

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I'm a retired male 63 years old and going to get married, probably next year. Will my benefits change? My fiance' is 56 and collects disability. Will my wife's benefits change?

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Assuming that you're referring to Social Security benefits payable on your own records then no, getting married wouldn't change your benefits. Remarriage can potentially result in the termination of divorced spousal benefits and disabled adult child's benefits, though.