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How do I get my Medicare costs taken out of my SS check?

Q) How do I get my Medicare costs taken out of my SS check?

A) If you get Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits, your Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premium will get deducted from your benefit payment.

If you’re a Civil Service retiree and NOT entitled to Social Security:

Your premiums will be deducted from your Civil Service annuity. If this isn’t happening, call 1-800-MEDICARE.
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/paying-parts-a-and-b/pay-parts-a-and-b-premiums.html

I recently submitted my verification form for Medicare Part B. When can I expect a response?

Q) I recently submitted my verification form for Medicare Part B. When can I expect a response? I want to sign up for a BCBS MedAdvantage plan. A) According to Medicaid – Your coverage start date depends on your birthday if both of these apply: You sign up for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part… Continue Reading

If a persons takes early retirement at 56 will they still be covered by medicare?

Q) If a persons takes early retirement at 56 will they still be covered by medicare? A) According to the Social Security Administration: You should apply for Medicare, if you: • Are within three months of turning age 65 or older; • Want Medicare benefits and don’t have Medicare coverage; • Don’t want to apply for monthly… Continue Reading

My wife’s birthday is 12/16/1949.when can she sign up and receive her medicare coverage?

Q) My wife’s birthday is 12/16/1949.when can she sign up and receive her medicare coverage? A) You can use our online Medicare application if you: Are at least 64 years and 9 months old; Want to sign up for Medicare but do not currently have ANY Medicare coverage; Do not want to start receiving Social Security benefits… Continue Reading

24 Responses to Click to Tell Us Your Experience At Your Local Social Security Office

  1. Today, December 7, 2018, my husband’s SS disability benefits case worker phoned to ask that my husband, who is terminal with cancer, come into the offices at 550 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine. We were informed that one piece of information was needed for final approval of his benefits. While my husband is quite weak, we were happy to comply, as his case worker, Scott has been wonderful when my husband has spoken with Scott on the phone. Scott indicated that my husband should sign in at the kiosk and Scott would look out for his SS number to come up and would see my husband. We have never been into the offices to use the kiosk before today. When prompted with the question “Do you have an appointment?”, my husband hesitated whether to answer yes or no but chose yes because we knew Scott was looking out for his SS number and this was to be a specific conversation with Scott. Scott informed us when his lunch break was and we were to arrive before or after that time. Hence, our understanding we were to specifically meet with Scott and consider our arrival as the appointment time. So, having received his number, my husband proceeded when directed, to window one, at just after 11am. I don’t know the name of the woman but I am explaining all of this to complain about how rude she was. She asked did my husband have a appointment. My husband hesitated for two reasons: he is weak from chemo and side effects from chemo, one of which is a foggy mind resulting in slow thinking, while the second reason was that though he felt he had an appointment, he was not given a specific time. Because I had been the one speaking with Scott on the phone (my husband felt too weak and foggy at the time of the phone call), I spoke up to try to explain. I was met with a rude hand put up as she rudely asked my husband again whether he had an appointment. He then said no, meaning not a specific time but she would not allow him to explain further. She told him to sit down, there were others ahead of him. She did not say this kindly, she was extremely rude and accusing. I asked could I not try to explain and she rudely told me to go ahead. I tried to explain about the phone call with Scott. She would not listen. I told her I thought she was being rude and there was no need for it. She abruptly told me I said that only because didn’t like what she was telling me. My husband was, understandably, feeling lousy and went to sit down. She told me to sit and wait to be called in, again an accusing and rude manner so much so that I said I would hope we would not be called to her window, to which she replied, “I hope not, too”. I felt verbally assaulted by this distainful woman who had one goal, to be cruel and accusing and not care to learn the truth. No one was trying to put anything over. He was doing as he thought he should when my husband selected yes to having an appointment. To be treated in such a rude manner was upsetting enough but to be treated in such a rude manner under the circumstances, that my husband is dying and every stage we go through to prepare for his death, is extremely painful. It’s disgusting that this woman is allowed to treat people in such a horrible manner. I do not know her name but I am using this form to file a complaint against her. No one, no matter if they are sick or well, should be treated so rudely. I would hope she will be reprimanded.

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How can I get a award notice from Social Security Administration

Q) How can I get a four page award of notice from Social Security Administration A) The benefit verification letter shows your monthly benefit amount. You can get your benefit verification letter online, or request it by telephone. It is often used to: Apply for a loan;Give to a landlord;Obtain housing assistance, or other state or local… Continue Reading

 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

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