Miscellaneous

What Should I Do About The Large Unexplained Payment I Received?

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My wife of 56 yrs died on Jan 13 of this year, she received about 500 mo. from SS. I received a form from SS to file for the $255.00 death allowance, I filled it out and returned it. On march 1 $25,178.00 was put in my checking account by social security and at the same time my son who lives 350 miles from me, and is on SS disability had $4,722.00 put in his checking account, also by Social Security. We don't know what happened to bring this on, we are totally confused.

How Often Do I Need To Report My Earnings?

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Hi Larry, could you please inform me as to whether I need to report my earnings every payday or month? I have already set up a automatic deposit into my bank account when money is supposed to be paid. after I did my taxes, i saw that the SS office has already received my yearly tax info for 2017
I make 12.00 an hour now but i don't know if i will be getting a raise any time this year and if i do, do i need to report that also?
Thank you for your help.

Hi,

Am I Missing Something?

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Sorry that this is going to be complicated! :) My husband was a fairly new immigrant when he had a devastating accident (hit by another driver, with not enough insurance or wherewithal to help my husband) with major life-changing injuries (lost a leg to the hip, shattered his pelvis, his foot, an arm, his coccyx, his sternum, internal bleeding, etc. although luckily no brain injury or paralysis). He was a green card holder but had only 13 credits at the time and so could not get SSDI.

How Do I Track What My Age 70 Benefit Will Be?

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I have filed a restricted application for spousal benefits and it has been approved, however at My Social Security, the amount I would receive at age 70 is no longer available, instead it states that "you are receiving benefits". How do I now track what my age 70 benefit will be?

Thanks!

Hi,

You could use our software, or you could try calling or visiting a Social Security office.

Best, Jerry

How Do I Update My Benefits?

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i need to update my ssa,it was approved on dec7th,2017.then they denied me for no reason,they continuaqlly take money out for medical like i got full benefitsionly get 588.00 when i should get 712.00 amonth for widows benefits.i am 68 yrs old

Hi,

I'm sorry but I can't really give you a good answer without more information. I'm guessing that the money Social Security is taking out of your monthly payments is your Medicare premiums. Unless you also have Medicaid and your state is paying your Part B premiums, then the withholding is likely correct.