Q) My wife’s birthdate is 11/27/50, she is 65;my birthdate is 4/17/1948, I am 67 years old; neither of us have turned on our Social Security. It is my intent to work until age 70 before I turn on my Social Security. It is my wife’s intent to turn her Social Security on at her FRA, age 66. Do I need to file and suspend before May 1, 2016, to be eligible so that she can claim 50% of my Social Security? Do I need to take any action to make her eligible to draw off my Social Security? Can I draw off her Social Security while she is drawing off my Social Security?
A) According to Social Security Administration: You can apply for Social Security retirement benefits when you are at least 61 years and 9 months of age. You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start. Even if you are not ready to retire, you still should sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. When you’re ready to apply for retirement benefits, use our online retirement application, the quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to apply.
If you are eligible for both your own retirement benefits and for benefits as a spouse, we always pay your own benefits first. If your benefits as a spouse are higher than your own retirement benefits, you will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. If you choose to begin receiving spouse’s benefits before you reach full retirement age, your benefit amount will be reduced and will not be increased when you reach full retirement age.
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
Q) My sister lost her wallet and someone found it but did not return it.she replaced everything but will she need to get a new Social Security number? A) Your sister simply need a new Social Security Card. However if she needs to Obtain a New Social Security Number and Card she will need to provide at… Continue Reading
Q) My wife is in the United States as an Alien Resident with an Immigrant Visa foil in her passport. Her Green Card and Social Security Card are being processed and should be in the mail to us within 120 days. The visa in her passport clearly states that she may live, work, and study in… Continue Reading
Q) I never received my son social security card. He is 1 year old now. Do I need to apply for a replacement card for him in case it was lost or stolen? A) According to the social security administration – You can get an original Social Security card or a replacement card if yours is lost… Continue Reading
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
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
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
Q) I am required by my job to complete a 1-9 form. I have been told that I can no longer us my social card with my driver license as a former of identification I will have to get my a pass port or give a copy of my birth certification.I have been working on my… Continue Reading
Q) I need a copy of my SSD hearing before ALJ O. Eugene Powell Jr in Columbia, SC on or about Sep 26 2007, which is the date of my Notice of Decision – Fully Favorable. For some reason, I have yet to receive backpay all the way back to July 2, 1997, as ordered by… Continue Reading
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
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
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
Q) I have a full time job and I collect social security disability, so I am probably no longer eligible for benefits. A) According to Social Security administration – If you work while receiving disability payments You should tell us if you take a job or become self-employed, no matter how little you earn. Please let us… Continue Reading
Q) Can I use just my passport, driver’s license and marriage certificate to change my name, or MUST I bring my birth certificate? A) According to the Social Security administration – If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a… Continue Reading
Q) My mother passed away Oct 1st of this year and I still haven’t got her Death Cert yet, I got a letter in the mail stating I only had 5 days to return some info along with her Death cert, what happens if I haven’t gotten yet? A) According to Social Security administration – You… Continue Reading
Q) My mother-in-law, who was a bookkeeper through all her years of working, has early stage dementia, which has robbed her of her ability to prepare her books for tax filing. We are currently trying to help her to file her 2016 files (which were extended), but have been unable to locate her 2016 1099 form… Continue Reading
Q) What documents do I need to apply for social security? A) Documents needed to apply for Social Security: your Social Security card (or a record of your number); your original birth certificate or other proof of birth (You may also submit a copy of your birth certificate certified by the issuing agency); proof of U.S. citizenship… Continue Reading
Q) How can I change my address with social security? Also I need to change to a different bank for my check to be sent. Can this be done on line? A) According to the Social Security Administration website – If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change… Continue Reading
Q) Hello, I sent in for a replacement Social Security card for my son a couple weeks ago. It’s very important that we have this card as we are in the process of applying for assistance that requires a copy of his card. Please let me know if the application has been received and what next… Continue Reading
Q) need to know the date of admission which doesn’t show on my SS card. A) Please contact you local immigration office for that information. Continue Reading
Q) Is it possible to get a document for DDS to receive a new birth certificate ? License is expired and only needs to be renewed. A) To replace your birth certificate. Find the vital records office in the state where you were born. Check to find out if you can obtain a certified copy of your… Continue Reading
Q) Need a earnings statement sent to me A) Please call your local social security office or make the request online – You can get your personal Social Security Statement online by using your my Social Security account. If you don’t yet have an account, you can easily create one. Your online Statement gives you secure and… Continue Reading
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