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Should Benefits Due To My Deceased Brother Be Paid To His Next Of Kin?

My intellectually disabled brother passed away about 8 weeks ago unexpectedly at the age of 52. About a year ago, he applied for SS disa bility benefits. Shortly before his death, he was approved and the funds (calculated from his date of filing) were deposited into his checking account. Shortly after his death, this deposit was removed from his account. There were no notifications sent or explanations made. Since these funds were due to him for the time that he was alive, wouldn't my parents (his next of kin) be entitled to receive this? Thanks for your help.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 16:17

Should My Spousal Benefits Count Against My Wife's LTD Insurance Payments?

Can a Spousal Benefit (Social Security) offset a Long Term Disability payments? My wife is 62 and I am 67. My wife is on both LTD and Social Security Disability and has been for the last 15 years. I am still working and in 2016 I did a file and suspend on-line for Social Security Benefit thinking that it might help my wife in some way. The Social Security office >called me and acknowledge receipt of my request and then asked why.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 06:39

What Is The Best Way To Maximize Our Social Security Benefits?

Wife & husband both 50 years old and still married, both veterans. He served from 1985 through 1989, she served through 1987 through 1992.
Husband has applied for military service connected disability, receives a PERS medical retirement pension due inability to perform job from brain surgery side effects. (worked 1989 through 2004) (he receives permission from them to work every year-so there are no secrets), and is currently working in the civilian sector where he does pay social security and has maxed out his 401k.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 07:38

Is There Any Way For My Mother-In-Law To Collect Retroactive Widow's Benefits?

Hello, I am asking this question on behalf of my mother in-law. Her husband died when they were in their early 40's. Much later, when she started inquiring on collecting on his SS, she was told that she had to wait till she was of retirement age. With that, she waited till she was 67, and filed for both herself and to collect on him. She is now almost 70, and just told me this story, when I shared with her that she should have been able to collect on his at the age of 60.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 07:13

Can I File For Retroactive Benefits On My Deceased Father's Behalf?

My Dad passed away unexpectedly at age 70 (and 10 months specifically). He just had never gotten around to filing for his retirement benefits though he meant to. Can I file for his retirement benefits retroactively for when he was fully eligible to the benefit of his estate? I've seen his statements and he should have been getting about 2500 a month. There is debt to the IRS and it would help to pay them. No one seems to be able to answer this question...


I'm sorry for your loss.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:09
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