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Could I Possibly Lose My Disability Status And SSDI If I Apply For Survivor Benefits?

I was told by the Social Security Office today that if I request ex-spouse survival benefits, I would have to be re-qualifed for SSD which I have been receiving for over 5 years because I am not 60 & that I could possibly lose my disability status & SSDI... Is this true?

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 22:24

What Do I Do If I Need A Wheelchair Due To MS?

I need a wheelchair! I do not WAN ths but as my legs no longer co-operate with my wishes *Blankety-Blank* Blank MS!* it seems a neccecity!

Hi. I wish I could help you, but my expertise is limited to Social Security benefits. If you're drawing Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits or if you're at least age 65 then you probably have Medicare, and Medicare may be able to help out with the cost of a wheelchair if you have a doctor's prescription.

Best, Jerry

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 13:14

Do You Know How I Can Expedite Matters?

My husband is a Canadian citizen but worked in the US and began receiving Social Security Disability benefits in 2003 and Social Security benefits in 2010 when he turned 65. As his wife, I just learned that I could receive spousal benefits. I am also a Canadian citizen. I sent in an application for both a Social Security number and Spousal Benefits along with my Canadian passport, my birth certificate and my marriage certificate. According to my postal tracking number the package as received in the Baltimore Social Security office May 3, 2021.

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 13:10
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