Miscellaneous

Should My Mother Be Able To Collect Back Pay On My Father's Record?

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My dad applied for benefits at 62 and was denied because they said he wasn't a citizen after working for years pay ss and serving in Vietnam he had to hire an immigration attorney and prove his citizenship to then get approval at age 69 for his benefits and then died a month or so later. The attorney said my mom should be able to collect on his back pay but just got a denial letter. Is she able to appeal the letter and is she eligible to collect his back pay in which they should have been receiving for years?

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What Should I Do If I Failed To List A Prior Marriage On My Application?

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I have been divorced from my ex wife for over 35 years. I have now applied for SS benefits. On my app I did not list the ex wife. I didn't think there was any reason due to the length of time and the fact she has her own retirement, and I didn't have any documents . She is also now retired and has been receiving her SS benefits for over a year. I have no idea what her monthly benefit is. I now realize that she maybe entitled to benefits under my SS if it is higher then hers. She may not file, who knows. How should I handle this matter?

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Is There A Way To Get More Benefits By Adding A Specific Word To Your Application?

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Mr. Larry!!!! I have your book about maximizing your Social Security. The only thing I comprehend is that I should wait!!!!!!!!! My birth date is 01-31-1956. Getting to my question: I happened upon a fella on the computer. He claims you can get more money by putting one specific word on your S.S. application. I feel like I can hear scraping chalk on the board!!! My imagination is running wild, Larry! Please have someone call me and tell me...... IS THAT WORD "SCAM" ????? Loretta

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Can My Wife Receive Spousal Benefits?

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I am an Indian citizen who worked in the U.S. and contributed to the social security system for over 15 years prior to returning to India. My wife is a U.S. citizen but works in India. I am now 63 years old with no source of income in India. Can my wife draw my social security as a spousal benefit. She is 55 years old. I had a green card but returned it in 2002 since it was difficult for me to fulfil the requirements to keep it. I beleive that as a non U.S. citizen, I cannot claim my social security.

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What Happens To My Social Security When I Die?

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hello first I would like to know if this is free my question is what happens to my s.s.b. when I die my next question is if I work full time after getting ssb. does it change the amount or do we pay taxes on ssb thank you very much

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Will My Name Change At Age 10 Cause Any Problems?

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When I was 9 years old, my father died. My mother remarried a year later, and I assumed my stepfather's last name. I don't know if my parents changed my name legally, but I have exclusively used that last name since then. All of my employment years and withholding payment years have been with my step-father's last name. Will my name change as a 10 year old have any effect when I apply for SS retirement benefits this year?

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