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What Should I Do If Social Security Won't Give Me A Date Stamped Copy?

From the article on this website
"Can I Suspend My Benefits At Age 66 If I Started Drawing At Age 62?" it states:
"You may also want to submit your request in writing and ask them for a date stamped copy so that you will have proof of your request."

QUESTION: What if the SSA refuses (even a supervisor) to provide a date stamped copy?
Do you know which section of the SSA POMS requires them to provide a date stamped copy
of documents submitted?

Thank You,

Stephen

Hi Stephen,

Posted: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:57

Should I Take A Larger Salary In Order To Increase My Future Benefits?

Hello,

I have a small business and have not paid much into soc sec over the years (none in the last 3 years because I took no salary, dividends only, s-corp :) I am 53, and wish to begin taking a salary (like my CPA has told me for the last few years). My business has been doing better and made about 80k last year. My CPA said that I should take at least 1.5k per month. My wife works part-time making about 5k per year.

In your opinion, should I take a larger salary (2 to 3k per month) in order to increase or maximize my soc sec benefits at retirement?

Posted: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 19:44

Why Did I Get An Extra Deposit Today?

Received extra deposit today from Social security for $15.Is that increase for the first 3 months of the year.Received one in October for $80.

Thanks!

Hi,

The extra amount you received could be due to a number of different reasons. You should receive a notice from Social Security that explains the added amount within 2 weeks. If you don't, you'll need to contact Social Security for an explanation.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:22

How Long Does It Take For Social Security To Recover An Incorrect Direct Deposit?

Mother passed away in February. Soc Sec Adm. notified by funeral home of death but not in time to prevent 3/1 deposit. How long does it take for Soc Sec. to take back and collect this deposit?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss. It's actually the Department of the Treasury that issues Social Security payments, and they generally take action to recover erroneous direct deposits immediately upon being notified of a death. The Treasury Department can be notified of a death either by banks or by Social Security.

Posted: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:31

Why Did Social Security Cut Off My Widow's Benefits?

I was the payee for my daughter's ssi checks .so when my husband died they split the survivors check between us .she got married and moved out I reported it to them and forwarder her address to them .well now they cut my widow check off as well as her check .I feel I'm entitled to his benefits still .they sent me s bill for 2400 .oo to pay off .I don't have a income of my own .I don't work ,I babysit . Thanks for ur help .

Hi,

Posted: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 15:04

How Do I Find Out How Much I Will Get For Widow's Benefits?

I WAS MARRIED TO MY EX HUSBAND FOR 14 1/2 YEARS HE WAS A DETECTIVE WITH JERSEY CITY POLICE HOW DO I FIND OUT NOW HOW MUCH I WILL GET FOR WIDOWS BENEFITS

Hi,

Assuming that you're referring to Social Security survivor benefits, the amount would depend on your husband's Social Security earnings history so you'd probably need to ask Social Security. They'll likely require proof of your relationship to your ex-spouse before releasing that type of information, though.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:26

Will My Wife And I Get Social Security Even If We Permanently Move To India?

Hi Larry, after living in USA for over two decades we plan to move back to India. My wife and I are US citizens
1. I assume we will get SS pension even if we permanently move to India, is my understanding correct?
2. Will my wife get spousal benefits as soon as I become eligible for SS benefits or does she have to wait until she reaches her FRA?
Thanks
KR

Hi KR,

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 15:49

Can I Plead Hardship To Get My Check Sooner?

I have recently been laid off from my job. I will be able to apply for social security in June for early retirement. My check will not be deposited until my birthday Nov 2. Can I plead a hardship to get my check any earlier than Nov?

Hi,

No, there's no provision for starting Social Security benefits early due to hardship. You can't claim benefits any earlier than when you first meet all of the requirements for eligibility.

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:38
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