221 thoughts on “New Online Social Security COLA Notices

  1. I love the new feature to receive documents online as PDFs in the Message Center instead of by US Mail. Thank you for making this paperless feature available. Question – will all documents appear online in the Message Center, or just some? For example, will correspondence related to Continuing Disability Reviews be posted online as PDF documents, instead of sent via US Mail? Thanks!

  2. I am trying to report a call I got saying there is a stop on my SS due to fraud and the # they said to call was
    855 269-9286.

    • Hi, Gerry. Thanks for letting us know. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  3. Hello, I would like to know if the increase we received on our SSI checks this year, is the reason that Medicare is going to take 2 payments from my check, in February, to pay my monthly premiums. They are doing this with very little notice, because they can’t keep up; so because they are making mistakes, or falling behind, they just take the money whenever they want, instead of giving us a couple of months notice, then taking just one payment at a time, giving us a chance to fix our budgets accordingly without us having a panic-attack! In my case, I hadn’t paid my premium for years. until last year when they did the same thing, only that time they took 3 payments, with no notice… because they were behind taking out the payments. So I (and others) got punished for their error…blah blah! Yes I am very angry. After many, many phone calls, a supervisor finally go involved and proved me right and they admitted they shouldn’t have taken the money and they did finally return 2 of the 3 payments. However, I fail to understand why I only got 2 of 3 because clearly, the difference from the monthly payments at that time equal exactly the amount they took out. So the balance of what they still owe me is Exactly one payment; which would then total the amount they took out. Now they have done it again! But before I raise holy heck again, I need to know if that small raise is once again going to cause me problems.
    Honestly, I don’t know why you all bother to give us a raise at all, because we Never get to actually spend it. Before that happens, another gov’t agency comes along and takes it away…so what is the point?! It is very frustrating for those of us on a fixed income.

    So anyway, my question is, what is the income limit for me, before I have to pay my monthly Medicare premiums? I need to know if they really have a right to be taking it out this time!

    Thank you and I apologize for my rant. I am sorry. Clearly it is not your fault, and I hope the rest of your messages are more upbeat!
    But sadly, everything I said is very true.

  4. I applied for ssdi i have several health problems. I have no income and live alone. I can’t pay my rent with no income. How long does it take for a decision. I mailded my 1300 of pages of my medical records to social security to try to help the process go more quickly. How can you get a application expidted?

  5. My SS payment is and has been $2350.30. This month on the 14th I received a payment of only $324.00
    What is the reason for this lesser payment?
    James J Leader
    12053 Colliers Reserve Drive
    Naples Fl 34110

    • Hi James, thanks for using our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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