Miscellaneous

Can I Purchase The Credits Needed To Qualify For Social Security Benefits?

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Hi Larry,
I worked in a company and paid 6 years of Social security. After that, i started my own business and have not paid into social security system.. I am 66 now and I heard you can possibly purchased the remaining 4 years in lump sum, is that true?? please advise?? not sure if I can work. Also, can I qualify for Medicare based on social security payments??

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Shouldn't My Deceased Brother's Last Check Go To His Estate Rather Than His Estranged Daughter?

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My brother died 5/13/18. His SSA benefits were automatically sent to his bank on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. It is my understanding that the May payment would have been for the month of April (1-30), and the June payment would be for the month of May (1-31). I am the Executor of his Will, and in that Will it clearly specifies that he leaves NO provision for his daughter. They have been estranged for years. His parents and spouse pre-deceased him.

What Are Your Thoughts?

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I know I need money for retirement , I don't have much in my 401 k , been working a full time job for fed govt for last 9 yrs , and worked in military for 14 yrs . just tired of working for someone else. im 54, want to retire , and start working part time either for myself or another career change. what are your thoughts , thank you.

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Can My Daughter Claim Her Social Security At Age 55?

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Looking for info for daughter who is 55 unable to work but was turned down for disability. I'm wondering is she could claim her Social Security at age 55?

Hi,

No, unless your daughter qualifies for disability benefits (SSDI) the soonest that she could get benefits based on her own work record would be age 62, And, her benefit rate would be reduced for age she takes her retirement benefits prior to her full retirement age of 67.

Is There Any Way To Get My Case Out Of Payment Center Backlog?

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I won my appeal in Nov. I have been trying to get my widows benefits, I am told they are backlogged is there anyway to get out of payment center backlog?

Hi,

I'm not sure what your best course of action might be without more specific information on your situation. Sometimes it helps to keep contacting Social Security on a regular basis, but not always. You may also want to try contacting the office of either your congressional representative or one of your senators to see if they would make an inquiry on your behalf.

Best, Jerry

Would My Friend Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

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My friend lived out of the country for years and cared for a friend for her room and board. She paid nothing into social security and does not qualify for social security . She has come home recently and is disabled. Would she qualify for ssdi or would she be eligible for welfare. She will be 65 in November. Thank you for any help.

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