Your first and continuous link with Social Security is your nine-digit Social Security Number. It helps us to maintain an accurate record of your wages or self-employment earnings that are covered under the Social Security Act, and to monitor your record once you start getting Social Security benefits.
WHY DO I NEED ONE?
You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some other government services. But you don’t often need to show your Social Security card. Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
Q) I am trying to become my own payee, as I am fully physically and mentally capable of handling, as my neurologist will state. My sister who is my present payee, as well as my dad before her, have done poor jobs in being my payee, so I want to be my own payee. SheContinue Reading
Q) How may I apply for a survivor’s benefit money due to my wife’s death? A) According to the Social Security Administration – How you sign up for survivors benefits depends on whether or not you are getting other Social Security benefits at the time you apply. If you are getting benefits on your spouse’s or parent’sContinue Reading
Q) How much does it cost for a social security card or is it free? A) The Social Security Administration does not charge for a Social Security card. Some private companies, not affiliated with Social Security or any other government agency, charge fees for this service. However, these companies offer no advantage and you will have toContinue Reading
Q) I will be 65 In February 2014 and wish to apply for SS retirement. How soon should I submit my application to your office. A) According to Social Security Administration – You can apply for your benefits 3 months before you turn 62 if you want your payments to start at that age. Social Security AdministrationContinue Reading
Q) I receive a pension check from the State of MN each month in excess of three thousand dollars. It is my understand that I make to much money to collect social security until age 66. Also I am still working & I have excellent health benefits through my employer. Can I delay going on MedicareContinue Reading
Q) How do I change my direct deposit to another bank from the one I have now? A) According to the Social Security Administration – You can start, change or cancel your direct deposit by: Using Social Security Direct Deposit(Only retirement, disability, or survivors benefits recipients may use this option); or Calling us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)Continue Reading
Q) Can I claim my elder mother who has dementia and I’m the caregiver, for social security benefit? A) According to Social Security Administration you can apply to become a Payee for your elderly mother – A representative payee is an individual or organization appointed by SSA to receive Social Security and/or SSI benefits for someone whoContinue Reading
Q) I visited Bloomington Minnesota’s SS office on July 11, 2014 to enroll in benefits, including Medicare Part B. I was told Medicare Part B would start September 2014. First SS check would be November. Wondering when I will receive my updated Part A & B Medicare card, and when this will appear, or beContinue Reading
Q) Last Month i received a Social Security deposit that was not normal to what i normally get on the first month & i need to know where i need to go to check it to make sure its legit as i know this amount is probably a mistake by the SSI … though i can notContinue Reading
Q) L****** D***** G**** lives in holland michigan but he claims social security in California to get more money. I think he gives the address of 4*** w s** j*** Dr, Fresno California he takes a train out there too California goes into the ss office and gives them a California address then gets backContinue Reading
Q) I am a retired U.S citizen living abroad. I was legally married six years ago to a foreign national woman from China who has 2 dependent children. I would like to be able to include her and the children on my US tax return, as legal deductions. How do I go about applying for eitherContinue Reading
Q) Me and my husband draw disability social security. My son draws from his father. He is almost 16 and wants to get a part time after school job. Will this affect his check he draws off of his fathers social security? A) Social Security benefits stop when your child reaches age 18 unless your child isContinue Reading
Q) I changed banks and need to let social security know the name and number of account so they can direct deposit the check. A) CHANGING RECEIVING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS The payee’s Direct Deposit will continue to be received by the selected financial institution until the Government agency is notified by the payee that the payee wishes toContinue Reading
Q) trying to apply for a social security card. A) According to Social Security Administration; You can replace your card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and other exceptions do not count toward these limits. ForContinue Reading
Q) How do I change my address with social security? A) According to Social Security website – You can view or update your contact information (e.g. change your address) of record via the My Profile Tab on my Social Security. In addition, you can decide when your change of address will take effect. Who can update theirContinue Reading
Q) how do i change my home phone number with social security disability A) According to the Social Security Administration: If you receive benefits, you can: Use a my Social Security online account to: Get your benefit verification letter; Check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record; Change your address and phone number; and StartContinue Reading
Q) I’m currently drawing social security benefits and I’m 18 years old. I’m receiving benefits because my dad receives social security and I’ve been in high school and just graduated June 13, 2014. I’m attending college this fall will my benefits continue while I’m in college?Lara N********** A) According to Social Security Administration: YOUR BENEFITS WILL AUTOMATICALLYContinue Reading
Q) When I got married my husband was not a citizen, I never took his name because when he came to America his last name was not on his documents correctly. He became a citizen then his name was corrected now I want to change my name from my maiden how do I do that. A) AccordingContinue Reading
Q) My son has returned to work last week after being on total disability for about two years. His child was receiving support, with a check being sent from SS to the mother. The check usually arrived the 8th of the month. All correct paperwork was filed with the local SS office in May orContinue Reading
Q) I would like to know how does it take for SSA to make a decision on an appeal. I file an appeal in October 2013 in accordance with the letter from SS on my benefit amount. I received a phone call from the SSA about my claim. The SS agent requested further clarification onContinue Reading
Q) QUESTION PLEASE, Can the president of the tenants community get our Social Security numbers FROM ANOTHER BUILDING! THE wife claims that her husband has all of ss numbers. I never heard of this and I would think that part is private. what happens if it is stolen or lost I Did not and never willContinue Reading
Q) TO AD PART B WILL I HAVE TO VISIT OFFICE & WHAT TIME DO YOU CLOSE TODAY THANKS A) The Initial enrollment period for Part B When you first become eligible for hospital insurance (Part A), you have a seven-month period (your initial enrollment period) in which to sign up for medical insurance (Part B). A delay on your part willContinue Reading
Q) how do i receive a letter from social security that i am not eligible to have a social security card because i am not a citizen.This was asked by a driving school A) You will need to contact your local social security office and request a letter.
Q) I’ve lost my whole wallet containing my birth certificate, I.d. and social security card. how do I get a replacement social security card if your replying I need one of the other at each office when I’m applying for either one? I need help ASAP!! because I’m near homeless and need my documentation to tryContinue Reading
Q) How do I transfer my ssi to another state? A) According to Social Security website – You can view or update your contact information (e.g. change your address) of record via the My Profile Tab on my Social Security. In addition, you can decide when your change of address will take effect. Who can update theirContinue Reading
Q) My Uncle receives SSDI he is not able to handle his own finances how do we get him a payee. We live in a different state. He lives in New York State. Thank you Brenda L. A) According to the Social Security Administration - A representative payee is an individual or organization appointed by SSA to receive SocialContinue Reading
Q) How do I get to social security office 477 Michigan Ave. Detroit Michigan From 6032 Clippert St. Taylor Michigan A) 6032 Clippert St Taylor, MI 48180 Get on I-94 E from Van Born Rd 1.5 mi / 4 min Continue on I-94 E to Detroit. Take exit 2B from M-10 S 12.5 mi / 12 minContinue Reading
Q) I would like to ask you to provide for me an Award Benefit Letter to file document for Low Income Housing as requested by The **********s Leasing Office at *** Fe*** Street Ma***z CA 94***. Thank you very much. A) According to Social Security Administration You can use a my Social Security online account to: Get your benefitContinue Reading
Q) Am I eligible for benefits in the month I turn 62 or after the actual date I turn 62? A) According to Social Security Administration: To receive retirement benefits, you must be age 62 for the entire month. Since you were born on the 2nd day of the month, we consider you to be age 62Continue Reading
Q) Due to the number of times our family has moved within the past three years, I have misplaced my son’s social security card. What documents will I need to apply for another one? Do I need to apply in person for my son? We reside in Buford GA., but he was born in Pennsylvania. A)Continue Reading
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