51 thoughts on “Estimate Your Benefits Today for a Secure Tomorrow

  1. Soy Lidia Rodríguez, chilena e italiana. Extravié mi tarjeta de SS y no recuerdo el número. De qué forma pueden ayudarme?

  2. I have requested for my social security for the past year
    but I was not given they said even I will be 70year in a few weeks now.
    Please tell me how I will be getting my own social security . in this Maryland.
    Name: Adeniji Williams Akinladenu,
    S.S.# *** – ** – ***
    I received my since 1980. and since I have been paying into it.
    For the sake of Lord Jesus Christ . pay me my own due.

  3. Social Security Administration take money income from legal born Americans and benefit Foreign Hostile Persons with giving them money for their Illegal Votes to Promote their Homosexual , Transgender ,and other Horrors of America to Collapse the Stable and Able Moral Strength of America for the New World Order of the UNITED NATIONS OF FOREIGN POWERS TO COLLAPSE THE CONSTITUTION OF AMERICA !

  4. I have been told if I am a veteran I might be eligible for an extra payment if I bring my dd214 with me when I apply for ss

  5. I have 2 tbi’s epilepsy, ptsd, depression, anxiety, arthritis dementia after 3 near death accidents Ive given up twice after being denied 2 times Ive now again been denied twist , so a total of 6 denials since my first tbi 07/08/11 – please help me , , I truly would have rather died than have to live like this , Ive lost everything

  6. I am 81 now and still working and paying into the SSA. I question if the amount I receive each month has been periodically been adjusted. My average salary is abouit 150K or so. Can you show me your calculations? Thanks PS Also I need a replacement for lost card.

    • Hello Richard. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase monthly benefits. If your earnings for the prior year are higher than any of the years that was used to compute your retirement benefit, we will recalculate your benefit amount. If an increase is due, a new monthly benefit amount is established on your record automatically. See “What happens if I work and get Social Security retirement benefit” for more information:
      You may also contact us and request a review of your records.
      To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.
      We hope this information helps!

  7. Hi, I’ll be eligible for my full retirement benefit this July at the age of 66. I need to know how I can apply for my Social Security Benefit on line, or I need to go to one of your local offices.

    Please advise, regards.
    Shahriar A Abtahi
    408-406-7222

    • Hell Shawn. Our system is set up to take applications three months in advance and you can apply for your benefits online. Remember that benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if you want your benefits to begin with the month of July, you will receive your first benefit payment in August. Please visit our Social Security Retirement Planner for more information.
      In April we celebrate “National Social Security Month“, see what you can do online at http://www.SocialSecurity.gov. Thanks!

      • I have been trying to get an appointment to discuss my wife’s spousal benefits, Nothing but one to two hour wait times followed by agents that can’t set up appointments and suggest calling daily to find an appointment slot. This only creates MORE inefficient call waiting and busy telephone excuses to avoid any kind of service. The WORST kind of CS that would put companies out of business in a matter of days but goes on in perpetuity with taxpayer funding! I will pay the first SS employee (who tries the system and succeeds in getting good service ) a month’s salary if they can publish the way to beat the morass of customer Obstruction and endless excuses for their inefficient system!

        • I am getting spousal benefits,and everything,was done online.You have to keep trying.I didn’t even have to see anyone,in person.If you have to call,you have to be very patient!Good luck!

  8. If you are a victim of the Windfall Elimination Provision(WEP) or the Gov Pension Offset (GPO), DO NOT USE THE WEP or GPO CALCULATORS/ESTIMATORS. These two Calculators/Estimators do not provide any information on the numerous EXCEPTIONS/EXEMPTIONS to the WEP and GPO. DO NOT DEPEND ON SSA STAFF TO KNOW OR INFORM YOU THAT YOU QUALIFY FOR AN EXCEPTION/EXEMPTION. You must do your own research and request an exception/exemption to WEP/GPO. I was lied to by SSA staff for 4 years, only to find out when I actually applied for spousal benefits, that I, according to SSA staff, did not qualify due to GPO. Currently appealing based on one of the many exceptions/exemptions to GPO. It has been over a year since I appealed, no determination to-date.

    • So you determined that you were lied to based upon some sort of an imagined exemption which you think you appealed. Want to know why you never heard anything in over a year? You live in La La land. Administrative appeals take weeks to process, not months or years.

      • Not an “imagined exemption”, a real exemption. Appeal has been “in process” per SSA for over a year. I don’t know what rock you crawled out from under, but please don’t respond to my comments, you miss the entire purpose of this blog site . . . to inform, educate, and share information.

    • Hello Arturo, please call our dedicated my Social Security-Hotline for assistance. To reach this hotline, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk” or contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  9. I used to think that people were just uninformed but based on most of the comments, I’m now changing that to either uneducated or just plain crazy, I don’t know which.

    • Are you sure you are even on the right w/s?.SSA does not mark a grade on your paper like at school.You don’t know any of these people requesting assistance, and you claim there uneducated?. Throughout my career I met and worked with people that could not even turn a computer on!. DON’T HATE!. When you point at somebody what is Pointing back at you?.Yes you are intiteled to your first amendment right,It’s very tasteless and a waste of time.It would be totally AWESOME! if a person could kindly assist if they have some helpful information?.Mr.snarky there are much better things to do on the internet?. Good Aternoon.

    • ‘Snarky’ is a good handle for SS employees who only blame youre customers for the utterly inefficient , and poorly designed customer application process. I’m NOT crazy or uneducated with an MBA in corporate management systems development. I’m speaking from experience in trying to simply get an appointment for a review of my wife’s spousal benefits due next month. I have used almost every aspect of your current computerized help and have wasted one week to get nowhere with the national and Gresham, OR office.

  10. I worked throughout Federal Government agencies for approximately 30 years, and after I suffered a major stroke in 1994 I could no longer work. Before that time I worked many years in the hot fields of South Carolina, where I paid no social security at all. I suffered a major stroke in 1994 and at the time, I had not earned enough quarters in order to receive my social security benefits. I’ve even tried to get a portion of my husband’s social security benefits, though to no avail. My retirement check which I receive is every month is $300.00. Please help me if you can, and please allow me to hear from you. Many thanks.

    • Hi Hattie, you may be eligible for benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The SSI program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to individuals with limited income and resources.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

      • When calling the 1213 “help” numbers, be prepared to wait one to two hours to get an agent on line and then have them hang up before ever asking the number to call back on (which they never do) anyway!

  11. Hi…2 diff. SSA ofc have not given me a solid answer. Born in 1953. Will turn 65 in August. Married 23yrs. (When Son had a bad accident and became paraplegic, we divorced. Son lives with me.) I never remarried. Turned 62 Aug of 2015. Applied to start SS in 2016. Was planning to continue working part-time. End of 2015, diagnosed w/cancer. Chemo, Radiation… Haven’t gone back to work. Had a Right Total hip replaced in 2017. Left ankle needs surgery. I Think I should be able to get a higher benefit based on ex’s record? (he’s a year younger and still working) but apparently my $893/mo is more than half of what he’d get, so there is nothing more for me? One office told me there might be something more if he passed away? Reading online, I think I might be able to question this further once I’m at my FRA (66), because I was born before 1954, which is cutoff for the current law? Then again I might not be interpreting every aspect correctly. I am already getting my benefit…(Very Grateful for That…It’s just that I had planned to supplement my SS by working, but my health & caregiving for Son is all I can handle. Could you possibly give me some direction? Not to say something bad, but I really don’t think either SSA office I’ve spoken to, can untangle this for me, because it’s complicated. Thank you so much for listening.

  12. How come there are so many young people on disability between 18-44 years old. A young person who has a severe physical and mental disability who doesn’t meet or equal the listing will not qualify under the medical/vocational rules. Age, education, and work experience will not qualify them under the medical/vocational rules. They could be limited to sedentary work, Illiterate or unable to communicate in English, unskilled or no work experience, and not qualify for disability.

    The SSA approved a bunch of young people under the medical/vocational rules in Puerto Rico and other States just because they couldn’t speak English or illiterate(can’t read, write, or speak any language).

    https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/404/404-app-p02.htm

  13. I was informed that I cannot claim any social security benefits until I retire. I am not retired, but I undersand I am entitled to my benefits. I turned 65 back on 8/11/16. Please call me or phone me if I am not understanding.

  14. Please add NEGATIVE number ratings to the client feedback comments on your new SS.gov system. Currently the majority of ‘+1’ (out of a +5) are giving you too much good credit for a lousy response system when a -5 rating would be much more accurate!

  15. I need my employment history for verification. employment is pending due to lack of employment verification.

  16. SS did not include my highest earnings for a five year period when calculating the amount I should receive each month. Why?

  17. In the grand scheme of things you actually receive an A just for hard work. Where you confused everybody was in all the specifics. You know, people say, the devil is in the details… And that couldn’t be much more true at this point. Having said that, permit me say to you exactly what did deliver the results. The writing is actually incredibly persuasive and that is possibly why I am making an effort in order to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, even though I can easily notice a jumps in logic you come up with, I am not really confident of how you seem to unite the points that produce the actual conclusion. For the moment I will, no doubt subscribe to your issue but wish in the foreseeable future you actually connect your dots better.

    • Thank you for your question, Judy. If a person begins to receive benefits at age 62 or prior to their full retirement age, their benefits are reduced. The reduction factors are permanently applied to all of the benefits the person may qualify for.

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