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My wife started collecting ss from her job. If I die before her will she be able to collect any of my Social Security?

Q) My wife started collecting ss from her job when she was 64 years old and I stared collecting from my job at age 66. She gets $1100 per month and I get $2200 per month. If I die before her will she be able to collect any of my ss? We are currently 70 years old.

A) According to the Social Security Administration: When you die, members of your family could be eligible for benefits based on your earnings. You and your children also may be able to get benefits if your deceased spouse or former spouse worked long enough under Social Security.

Who can get survivors benefits?

Widows and Widowers
A widow or widower can receive benefits

at age 60 or older.
at age 50 or older if disabled.
at any age if she or he takes care of a child of the deceased who is younger than age 16 or disabled.
Divorced Widows and Widowers
A divorced widow or widower can receive benefits

at age 60 or older if the marriage to the deceased lasted at least 10 years.
at age 50 or older if disabled and the marriage to the deceased lasted at least 10 years.
at any age if she or he takes care of a child of the deceased who is younger than age 16 or disabled.
Unmarried children
Unmarried children can receive benefits if they are:

younger than age 18 (or up to age 19 if they are attending elementary or secondary school full time);
any age and were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled.
Under certain circumstances, benefits also can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren, stepgrandchildren or adopted children.

Dependent parents
Parents age 62 or older who received at least one-half support from the deceased can receive benefits.

One-time lump sum death payment
A one-time payment of $255 can be made only to a spouse or child if they meet certain requirements. Survivors must apply for this payment within two years of the date of death.

How to Apply for Survivors Benefits
You cannot apply for survivors benefits online. To report a death or apply for survivors benefits, please

call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
You also can call or visit your local Social Security office.
Source: https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-02083

 

 I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me?

Q) I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me? we have a NH legal name change letter already. Anything else? A) According to the Social Security Website: To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change… Continue Reading

Need a Benefits letter

Q) Need a Benefits letter A) According to Social Security Administration You can use a my Social Security online account to: Get your benefit verification letter or (BUDGET LETTER); Check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record; Change your address and phone number; and Start or change direct deposit of your benefit payment. If you… Continue Reading

I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits

Q) I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits A) With both you and your child’s dad being disabled it can be very difficult emotionally financially. The Social Security Administration does provides financial disability benefits in cases when a disability disrupts the ability of an… Continue Reading

What paperwork do I need to send to the Social Security office with my W-4V form?

Q) What paperwork do I need to send to the Social Security office with my W-4V form? A) According to the IRS: you may use the W-4V form to ask the payer to withhold federal income tax. Unemployment compensation (including Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) payments), Social security benefits, Social security equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement benefits,… Continue Reading

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  1. Good Morning,

    I am a Schedule A applicant. I am a disabled veteran and currently a GS 11 Federal employee. I might be getting out of the Army on a medical and will have to find a new job. I was wondering if you have any open positions?

    Thanks,
    Glenn Holewa

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 I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me?

Q) I need the name on my child’s SS card to be changed. What documentation would I need to bring with me? we have a NH legal name change letter already. Anything else? A) According to the Social Security Website: To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change… Continue Reading

Need a Benefits letter

Q) Need a Benefits letter A) According to Social Security Administration You can use a my Social Security online account to: Get your benefit verification letter or (BUDGET LETTER); Check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record; Change your address and phone number; and Start or change direct deposit of your benefit payment. If you… Continue Reading

I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits

Q) I’m disabled I receive SSA benefits if my children’s dad is also disabled is my child eligible to receive benefits A) With both you and your child’s dad being disabled it can be very difficult emotionally financially. The Social Security Administration does provides financial disability benefits in cases when a disability disrupts the ability of an… Continue Reading

What paperwork do I need to send to the Social Security office with my W-4V form?

Q) What paperwork do I need to send to the Social Security office with my W-4V form? A) According to the IRS: you may use the W-4V form to ask the payer to withhold federal income tax. Unemployment compensation (including Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) payments), Social security benefits, Social security equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement benefits,… Continue Reading

My husband and I gained legal guardianship of our grand kids. Father died, mother incarcerated. How do we get their benefits?

Q) My husband and I have gained legal guardianship of our 3 grand kids. Our son died October 24th, 2016 and his children are receiving death benefits through their mother. Their mother is now incarcerated in AZ and says the money will continue to load onto her debit card each month and she will use it… Continue Reading

 I filled out a W-4V form and would like to know if I can mail it to any social security office.

Q) I filled out a W-4V form and would like to know if I can mail it to any social security office. A) According to IRS website (states on form W-4V) For withholding on social security benefits, give or send the completed Form W-4V to your local Social Security Administration office. Source: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4v.pdf Continue Reading

I’ll be 66 on 1/27/19; when do I apply to get my benefits? Is Social Security Benefits taxed?

Q) I’ll be 66 on 1/27/19; when do I apply to get my benefits? Also. if there is no other income involved , is Social Security Benefits taxed? A) According to the Social Security Administration: You must be at least 61 years and 9 months old to apply for retirement benefits. You must be at least 61 years… Continue Reading

What paperwork do I need to bring in to start my social security benefits and widows benefits?

Q) What paperwork do I need to bring in order to discuss when to start my social security benefits and widows benefits? A) The Social Security Administration will need to see certain documents in order to pay benefits and help decide how much your benefits you are entitled to. The documents you’ll need will depend… Continue Reading

how can I get a copy quickly of my social security survivors benefits documents?

Q) how can I get a copy quickly of my social security survivors benefits documents? A) According to the Social Security Administration website – An SSA-1099 is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security… Continue Reading

My son had surgery and it did not go well, I had to quit my job and care for him. Can I collect social security earlier that 62?

Q) My husband left me in March 2016. Right after that our son needed spinal surgery, the surgery didn’t go as planed and he couldn’t walk. After hospital stays and an other surgery thast howed some improvement, but he still couldn’t walk. I had to leave my job of 21 yrs to stay home and care… Continue Reading

 I was told that when I start working full time I would no longer be eligible for benefits I am working fulltime. 

Q) I was told that when I start working full time I would no longer be eligible for benefits I am working fulltime. A) You can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time. However, if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, we will reduce your benefit. Starting with the month you reach… Continue Reading

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