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      • You can ONLY change your address if you are receiving benefits from Social Security or Medicare. You CANNOT change your address otherwise. Tried today and it does not make sense but I spoke with 3 persons at Social Security Administration; same answer. Ugh…government sucks

    • Hi Frances, we are sorry to hear that you are having difficulty reaching someone by phone. We are experiencing higher than normal call volume. Representatives are available on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-800-772-1213. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing should call the Agency’s toll-free TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.

      • Hi! My father has retired in another country and his SS check is sent to him over there and my younger brother also receives a check from SS on behalf of my father, but my brother has turned 18 and no longer receives a check and my father wanted me to call you guys and ask if he will be recieving in his check what my brother was receiving at one point?

      • What if my sis listed her husband as the recipient of her retirement ,but his husband left her.Can the husband claim the retirement after my sis died

    • Good luck! I was on hold for 55 minutes!! No other corporation in the USA would get away w/ such dispicable customer service Finally got a live person to be told nothing!! Soc Sec.owes ME money since 2012! Why do they take our money w/out hesitation but take forever to return it? Total shame if this is the best our government has to offer its citizens. If the department is so under staffed HIRE more employees!! I have been told there is not a phone in the payment center they can only send emails! How absurd ..it took 4yrs to realize i did not have an over payment and taking forever now get my money they took!! Wish they can try role reversal see how much patience they would have

      • Social security isn’t a corporation you dolt. It’s a government bureaucracy, hence the atypical wait times.

      • Same here. And when you go into the office. They tell you the same thing. Just to make you feel, better. And still have to wait.

      • Oh yes all other corporations get away with it. No one hardly at all uses a phone to answer questions. Everything is done by email and internet now. All applications including employment. The day and age has changed and even unemployment offices teach this now.

    • Hello I have asked for the correction of my Earnings statement since beginning of March, I supplied everything to show my self-employment earnings for 2 years that show $0. I sent and faxed those years schedule C’s, MY EIN showing I am the sole proprietor, I even sent in the IRS transcripts, as they have my earnings correct, and it shows that I paid my quarterly taxes and even got a refund those years. I did not my husbands name on a couple of the schedule C pages and asked if I needed to amend those tax years. The IRS said no, it is obvious that my husband has the W2 and I have the business, she said it’s easy to figure out. I called SS and they said I had enough proof. Then I get a letter in April saying I did not provide sufficient proof? I then have the CPA amend those years only with the 2 little name issues and the rest is the same. I went in 2 days after the letter and hand delivered everything to her that I sent. She said I had now shown proof, I said please i don’t want to leave here until you tell me yes. The IRS said why don’t they call us. She promised to change right away, then 3 weeks later promises she will change that Wednesday, 3 weeks after that promises to change that friday or next Monday and says she will call me. Nothing. Now three weeks later I leave her another message. BTW I have never gotten a call back from any messages I sent. I do no want to file a grievance because she holds my life in her hands. I have an SSDI cclaim that sits because she bill not change to show credits, thankfully it was just moved on to DDS anyway, but without the Earnings correction who knows what I will get, or anything? I am always polite, always nice on the phone. Does she hate me? It’s been over 120 days. I even sent the request for earnings change for to the Baltimore address, but did not send them the amended return although let them know I had filed amended with name change. That was only about 7 weeks ago. Every person I speak with at SSDI line says they can’t believe it, especially because I have been promised many days it would be completed. They said it takes no time to enter the correction,. they have even sent notes saying what is up? My SSDI case sat for over 2 months because of this. What in the heck can I do. Please advise. Thank you

      • We apologize for the delay and inconveniences you are experiencing, Amy. Unfortunately, but for your security, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You should be allowed to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

    • CALL EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN THEY OPEN I BELIEVE THEY OPEN AT 8 AM . OR IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AROUND 4;45 PM . HOPE THIS HELPS YOU

      • Representatives at our toll free number 1-800-772-1213, are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

      • Never trust the United States Government. They are not here to help hard working Americans. They are here to help the illegals with our money.

        • Actually illegal immigants are responsible for adding about 300000000 dollars to the social security fund. They pay into a system they will never receive money from knowingly.If you are going to make statements about others they should be based on fact.

          • Ms. Schlage is exactly right. I prepared tax returns for several years in a neighborhood with a high percentage of undocumented aliens. I personally witnessed tens of thousands of dollars in FICA contributions from payers that will never collect a dime of those contributions.

          • Illegal means-not lawful-you must be college educated because you don’t know that-also illegals pump Billions of dollars a year out of our country in a lot of ways that college kids don’t know or understand-it’s called “sucking us dry”, and it will work-we are borrowing from Japan, China, and the elites of this country to support not only all the illegals but also the rest of the world-and one day when your portion of the National Debt is due (which is now about $250,000) and you don’t have it -you will be an indentured servant (ward of the state) and you will work off your debt-and again the word illegal means not legal. Or do you like them; not understand simple English????

      • NO YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS ONLINE OR AT THE SS OFFICE UNLESS YOU ARE RECEIVING BENEFITS. Found out the hard way by waiting more than 2 hours to speak to a rep who verified this. Talked w/a Supervisor who also verified this. Unbelievable that I cannot have my mail (earnings statement) sent to my correct address. They insist that it must go to the wrong address! I hated today dealing with them.

    • Hi David, please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. About changing your address: If you are not yet receiving benefits you don’t need to change your address with us at this time. If you do receive Social Security benefit you can create a my Social Security account to change your address and manage your benefits. You can also mail the change of address to your local Social Security office, or you can update your address by calling our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

      • Im disable i have been living like dog its about to get 36 degress outside i have no place to sleep take bath my claim is still the same when u all approved in 2006 2017 im sudic,biplar ,sch,spine injury are having serious problem plese help me i m. Sleeping

        • You may be eligible to receive social services from the state that you live Rochelle. These services include Medicaid, free meals, housekeeping help, transportation or help with other problems. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services or welfare office. please visit the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) web page for more information.

      • What if I would like to receive my Social Security Statement, Form SSA-7005-SM-SI at my CORRECT address? spent hours w/reps at local SS Office and they all said the same thing; you cannot have your mail from SSA coming to your correct address. Stupid.

      • Hello, I am a representative payee for my mother on ssi. I called to change her address twice. The first time was about a month ago and the second time about two weeks ago. When I log in to the social security my account page, it still has the old address. I have not received anything in the mail about it either. Generally speaking, about how long does it usually take for a change of address to go through and show up on the my account page? Also, how long would it normally take to receive a letter confirming the address change? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  1. where can I get examples of changes that need to be reported? How about a change in marital status? Article leaves more questions than it answers….

  2. I had a problem recieving my benefits,and the social security people helped me to straighten it out.they were patient and kind so thank you very much

    • We’re glad we can help! We are committed to providing the public with the best service possible, and it’s wonderful to know our efforts are paying off. Thanks for your comment.

      • Iam an 80 year old woman living in another county other than the u.s.a. i have a direct deposit where i withdraw from.iam constently being threatened from the american counsolate that my passport and s.s benefits will be taken away .what can I do thats all i have

      • I called yesterday to do a review over the phone and everything got settled but my check is still not in my savings account why?

        • Hi James. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please continue working with your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thanks.

          • Hello I have been receiving benefits since the death of my father when I was 8, im now 18, but I’m still in high school, I was receiving the benefit with my mom as a payee, now I can get them on my own, they cut me off saying that my school form 1372 is their and has been since November 2016 but hasn’t been scanned in the system or updated, now I have not received my January 2017 pay, and I moved, but I updated my address last month, but I still am not paid, I did eveyteverythincorrect, and I still don’t know what to do, do i wait to be put back on the payment systems or keep calling, I can’t create a on line account either, it says I can’t do one at this time, please give me any advice for a 18 yr old that’s still in high school !!!!

  3. I went to sign on to my account today. I clicked on forgot my password. I entered all of the items requested. The answer came back, as saying we cannot find an account for you.

    I went in to create an account, and it said, an account already exists. What gives. Do I have an account or don’t I ?

    • Hello Timothy ! We are sorry you are having difficulty with your personal my Social Security account. For assistance, please call 1-800-772-1213. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Sometimes, it might be best to visit your local Social Security office for further assistance.

      • Will my SSI stop if fail to update my address? I actually forgot to call in in the midst of moving and noticed I did not receive payment this month. What can I do at this point because I am in a bind.

    • I’m having the SAME problem! Says account can’t be verified. I emailed to let SS know and still have not got an answer. How do we sign in now?

      • Hello Sue. We are sorry you are having difficulty with your personal my Social Security account. For assistance, please call 1-800-772-1213. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Sometimes, it might be best to visit your local Social Security office for further assistance.

      • Hi Steve. You can still work and receive your Social Security retirement benefits 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. If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, we deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2015 that limit is $15,720. This limit changes in the year you reach full retirement age. To learn more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page or read “How Work Affects Your Benefits”. If you have questions, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and talk with one of our representatives.

        • Do those limits apply if I were fortunate enough to win the lottery? If I were to win, say, $20,000, Would I lose my Social Security? If I were lucky enough to win, every cent of my winnings would have to go to get me out the immense debt I’m in.

          • The limits mentioned before apply only to wages. Winning the lottery will not affect your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits which are paid based on your previous work and your contributions into the Social Security program. Benefits paid under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, on the other hand, are subject to other income and resources. Lottery winnings will affect SSI benefits
            Good luck!

  4. Been waiting for a court date to go before an administration law judge its been almost 2 years since I applied for my benefits still no court date

    • Same happened to me , 2 years before getting hearing and then 60 days after for judge to give decision . then months later will get a check then a bunch of mail , still waiting all funds. good luck be patient! i know its hard

      • It took me three years and innumerable doctor visits but I finally got it and the retro payment and monthly payment came right away after that.

    • I was very fortunate that my attorney got my case finalized in 2 1/2 years, my sister, waited 7 years and did not use an attorney. I recommend using an attorney. I was homeless in Michigan, it got mighty cold on some winter nights. Have you tried checking your claim status online, SSA’s website is https://www.ssa.gov or try calling SSA? I use the website for everything, I hate waiting on the phone for hours the last time I called or went in.

  5. I have sent the proper paperwork for my IRMAA event, due to reduction in payroll. Was sent to local SS office and was told I had 60 days to notify you of this. Still waiting for response from them.

  6. I have been trying to find out if I qualify for ssi but I can’t find out any information I am 63 yrs old can you please help me.

    Thank you for help in this matter.

    Beverly wadsworth

    • Hi Beverly! The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to people with limited income and resources who are: Age 65 or older; Blind; or Disabled. Please read our publication about the SSI program for more information, including how to apply.

  7. I was on part time work weekly 32 hours. Got fired in november. was checking out disability insurance, and found out if you got social security, you couldnt collect. end of story. needing operation soon hopefully.

    • So sorry to hear about your daughter. Yes you’ll need to notify them over the phone or go to your local SSA office in person as soon as possible the better for you.

    • so sorry to hear about your daughter passing away. When Mom passed away this year the funeral home contacted social security , but you still need to call medicare. 1-800-medicare.

    • Mary Ann, we are sorry for your loss. Usually, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting their local Social Security office. To verify this information was reported, you need to talk to one of our representatives. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or you can also contact your local Social Security office.

  8. If it is something that you have notified me I qualify for – do I have to notify you?
    I am so confused with Medicare and FirstCare.Gov or something warning me of plans and updates.
    I think you know more about me than I do!

  9. where can people report others who fail to report additional income producing persons in subsidized housing, unreported income disability clients and other fraud recipients of the many programs? how about offering cash rewards for valid savings for these cheaters?

    • Hi Bob. Social Security takes reports of fraud very seriously. If you suspect Social Security fraud, report it. Thanks !

  10. I have no knowledge that I need to report anything ! Maybe you already know that OPERS has taken away from its retirees and spouses their previous Humana Advantage ? It looks like I am still on Medicare!

  11. Why doesn’t Social Security have an e-mail available for recipient to ask questions to benefit issues, etc? There would then be a paper trail available for both the SS office and the benefit recipient. This would also improve transparency and accountability.

  12. Thank you and thanks a lot from Mohammed Abdul Mannan and My
    Wife Rizwana Mannan for having accepted our kind request to have our
    SSI fixed at $ 187-00 for each of us from December 2015, by deducting
    $ 5.00 { Five dollars } each month until the overpaid SSI is fully paid up. Thanks that we are both getting that amount of $ 187.00 from the Month of December 2015.

    We, thank you again for your kind help for both of us.

    • Thank you for your feedback! We’re pleased we can help. Our employees are committed to providing the public with the best service possible.

      • I wish everyone representing SSA was so courteous..I have had people hang up in my face.So called supervisors sending me wild goose chases.All because I’ve explained my case file is horrendous, many of my dr and medical reports are incomplete , form to be filled out and signed arent even dated.Have NOA that arent right address and no dates yet not one person has assisted me and follow up on all my complaints.So much mis information, inaccurate statements and even relevant medical evidence omitted from my pain mgmt dr SSA claim used in decision no where address by ALJ or mentioned in entire case record.WHO DO I SPEAK TO TIRED IF RUN AROUND I’M SICK OF BEING SICK AND WORSE BY DEALING WITH NON COMPLIANT EMPLOYEES

    • Hi Mary! You can create a my Social Security account and view you earnings records. If you already receive Social Security benefits, you can manage your benefits and you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter at any time with this account. We only mail Social Security Statements to workers ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 and older, but only if they do not receive Social Security benefits or if they do not have a my Social Security account. We hope this information addresses both of your questions.

    • Hi Mary! You can create a my Social Security account and view you earnings records. If you already receive Social Security benefits, you can manage your benefits and you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter at any time with this account. We only mail Social Security Statements to workers ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 and older, but only if they do not receive Social Security benefits or if they do not have a my Social Security account. We hope this information addresses both of your questions.

  13. I am on social security disability. My son who is now 17 and also receives benefits. He is now a junior in a state approved on line school. Connections Academy. He will be turning 18 next Sept 14. but will still be attending the online school until he graduates. Will he still receive benefits until he graduates?

    How are his benefits affected if he gets a part time job?

    • Normally, benefits for children stop when children reach age 18 unless they are disabled. However, if the child is still a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school at age 18, benefits will continue until the child graduates or until two months after the child becomes age 19, whichever is first. You must complete forms regarding the type of school your child is attending. For further assistance, please call our toll free telephone number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office.
      If a child on your record works while receiving benefits, the yearly earnings limits apply.

  14. I started receiving SS benefits in September of 2013 I believe. We have a lovely SS office right in Waterville, Maine with exceptional people. My question is why is my account handled by New York or Pennsilvania, why do they take months and months if not years to answer questions or make a determination, and last but not least make statements or decisions that I haven’t got a clue how they arrived at that particular conclusion. They say married couples can earn up to so much money before we are penalized then they say we over paid you this amount which I paid back, then I’m told I was under paid, then I’m told I owe thousands of dollars and they have deducted what I was under paid from the amount I supposedly now owe. I appealed their decision back about a year plus ago and have still yet to hear anything on my situation. It has been very confusing to say the least, plus I was not well during that whole time so my participation was marginal at best and I trusted SS to stear me right. So as far as reporting changes in one’s situation it would be very beneficial if SS was held to the same reporting standards to their clients. Not enough people…. hire more, or help me to understand why such extremely long delays????

    • Unfortunately, your questions are a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. Please continue working with your local office on specific information about your case. Thanks!

  15. I am and have been receiving Social Security Disability almost 15 years and ingagag with intention to Marry
    My bride to be is currently receiving State Suppliment Disability. Question is will she or me receive any changes with our income after we marry?

    • Thank you for your question, Jeffrey. If you get Social Security disability benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. However, if someone gets disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program, getting married may affect their benefits. The amount of SSI benefits is based, in part, on the income and resources available to the individual. This includes income and resources available from his or her spouse.

      • When talking about marriage between beneficiaries, be careful about using the term Social Security Disability – there are several types of disability benefits and some can be affected by marriage – Childhood Disability Benefits (also known as Disabled Adult Child) and Disabled Widows Benefits can be stopped by getting married. As mentioned in this post, SSI benefits can be reduced or ended by marrying. If you are seriously considering marriage, check with your local Social Security office before jumping into a marriage situation. Remember that marriage can also affect Medicaid eligibility.

      • Is the person receiving ssi benefits affected if he/she does not live with their spouse? What proof do you need to show that your spouse does not live with you? Also what happens if you report being married to ssa but they have no record of it?

        • Thanks for your question, Michelle. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, marriage may affect your benefit. Also, there are times when SSI benefit determinations are affected by a persons living arrangement. See what changes you must report and how they may affect your eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and your benefit amount, by visiting our web page: “Understanding Supplemental Security Income”. For further assistance, please contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213.

  16. Thank you for your very informative blog. What I need to know is how to access my wife’s social security account online for her.I did register for both of us and used japietro66@ gmail.com . I know how to access my account , but need to know how to acces her account for her.When I try to access her information for her It won’t let me create a new account for her.We both use this computer .

    • Thank you for using our online services, Joseph. Please remember that you can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. You can never share the use of your account with anyone else under any circumstances. Unauthorized use of this service is a misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government and could subject you to criminal or civil penalties, or both. Your wife should call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After she hears “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” she should say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. If she needs additional assistance, it might be best for her to visit the local Social Security office for further assistance.

  17. So another year without a COLA increase because of low oil prices while everything else is going up, including the Medicare premiums. Can someone explain how increasing the Medicare premiums is NOT going to effect the amount in benefits received ???

  18. the reason you are not getting a COLA increase is not because of low oil prices, it is because the republicans do not want to spend the money. its being fought through petitions

    • How can everything be going up like food , and the national cost of living and no one understands that the Seniors are already in the RED….are they just stubborn? Since our earned monies were spent for other things by the Government, they need to pay us back. Anything else is like stealing it from us!!

  19. I’ve been waiting almost a year to go before the administrative law judge, I’m wondering how long does this process to receive a date for my hearing. I found a lawyer and everything is ready for my hearing.

    • Thanks for your comment, Lashanna. The length of time it takes to get a hearing can vary from state to state. We attempt to resolve all claims promptly, but there may be delays due to the volume of pending appeals in your area. The good news is that we are trying to conduct many of our hearings through video teleconferencing (VTC) to speed up the process. Visit our “Hearing And Appeals” web page for more information, and continue working with your attorney and local hearing office on specific questions about your case. Thanks !

  20. On your impersonal voice recording when we live people call you, could you at least state what TIME ZONE you are in and not just 7AM to 7PM! We are not mind readers. thank you

    • Hi Mary. The earliest age you can apply for retirement benefits is 62. Our system is set up to take applications three months in advance. When you are ready, you can complete the online application for your Social Security retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes. Also, you can create a My Social Security account to review your earnings record and get an estimate of your future benefits. If you have specific questions, you can call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) for assistance. Representatives are available between 7a.m. and 7p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

  21. Ok my I get survivors benefits and my son gets ssi benefits, both of our money comes on the same card thru direct express. The question is my son is fixing to stay with my sister she will earn temporary guardianship over him how do I go about getting a separate debit card with just his money for my sister???

  22. I find it interesting we always get the same “canned answers” and have been for years. We call, its busy and same answer. Change of address is easy to a point….try it if you are out of country. Can’t do it. Why? Because it only accepts a US address. I’ve been retired overseas since 2006. You were notified then and every two years I get the same what I consider threatening letter reminding me I need to notify you. Which I do call and get the same non response. I come and go. I do need to keep informing SS every time I re-enter the USA or leave. Immigration has that info but SS doesn’t need it. Because my retirement status hasn’t change and as long as I do not live in a restricted country and all my money goes into a US Bank, so who cares? I do not need to be threatened by the “benefits cut off for 6 months”. SS needs to have a better way of reporting changes than it does now. People who are in 10-15 hour time differences or get their mail in two to three weeks due to poor country mail service need a break. I suggest the website add a page for foreign travelers. Issue solved.

  23. Gentlemen:
    I am well beyond the age for penalties against my monthly benefit (74 years) but I have been working as a school bus driver part time and wonder if the SS I have been having taken from my weekly pay check would increase my monthly check. I have heard nothing from you folks and thought a little note from me would spark a look see.

    • Hello Mr. Johnson, the benefit amount that you’re receiving, is based on the amount of your average lifetime earnings. Under current law, we used the highest 35 years of earnings to compute an individual’s benefit amount. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase monthly benefits. If an increase is due, a new monthly benefit amount is established on your record automatically. We notify individuals about any changes in their benefits. If you have additional questions, please call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), representatives are available between 7AM and 7PM, Monday through Friday. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Hope this helps!

  24. I received a note from the SS Office saying the cost of living has not increased last year, so SS recipients will receive no increase at all. I know when I buy food, propane, and electricity they all have increased. Fees at local Parks, Zoos, and Amusement areas have increased. Since we Taxpayers who paid into Social Security for 50 or maybe 60 years and more are being told it doesn’t cost more to live are they comedians? Since the majority of SS recipients are not going to live much longer it appears the excuses are sort of silly. Trillions in Bailouts for Wall Street, Banks, and Insurance Corporations who increased Premiums and Loan Rates which did impact the Retired yet not even 2% for the ones who live on it. Since I am falling apart and wearing out from hard labor in the mines I know I’ll never make 75.

    • I can’t get over the number of people who gripe and blame Social Security because there’s no COLA this year. The CONGRESS decides thst,c every year, NOT Social Security! And who is in the MAJORITY in Congress and has been deciding to CUT CUT CUT what they call “entitlements” meaning Social Security and Medicare? Yes, the REPUBLICAN MAJORITY! Does PAUL RYAN ring a bell? You know, the guy who is trying to push through the policy of GETTING RID OF MEDICARE and instead giving each state a “grant” to hand to Medicare recipients in the amount of $500/year to BUY health insurance on the open market? Riiiight. Like that’s going to work. And his plan to PRIVATIZE Social Security, meaning to give every dime in it to PRIVATE INVESTMENT COMPANES to “invest?” Gee, how well did THAT work in 2008 when the stock market CRASHED and you lost half your 401k??? Because the R Republicans had done away with pensions so we could have more “control” over our own savings? If you’re going to blame and gripe, at least blame the RIGHT people. YOU VOTED FOR THESE THIEVES AND I’M TALKING ABOUT THE MAJORITY REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS! So STOP putting these idiot crooks in office! Anyone who votes for these Republicans again DESERVES what they get – too bad you’re dragging the rest of us down with you.

  25. I thank we should get more SSI I worked when i was 14 yr old and paid ssi now and then, at that time then raised my family now 88 I worked 25 yr worked until i was 65, now i only 1.350 to live on . Looks like i should get a little more to pay rent, and live on.

    • Hi Mary. You can try to return to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits. We have special rules to help you get back to work without jeopardizing your initial benefits. You can learn more about how work can affect your benefits by reading our publication, “Working while Disabled- How We Can Help”. Keep in mind that whether you are receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, it is important to let us know promptly when you start or stop working, or if any other change occurs that could affect your benefits. For specific questions and to report changes and update your benefit records, please contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We hope this helps.

      • What if someone fails to report earned income and subsequently makes more than the allowed $1130 a month on SSDI?

  26. I filed for Disability I believe over 3 yrs ago &, been denied 3 xs, but my attorney filed for an appealed 3 times! I finally got my hearing & my attorney told me that day “Everything went great, you have nothing to worry about!” That was in August 2015, since then I received paperwork from Disability saying the judge did not feel that Im considered to be “Disabled”!
    I want so bad to go stand in front of that huge and say, “I’m standing in front of you with a disability that you can not see with your eyes….i don’t have limbs that don’t work or visible scars everywhere! For almost 25 years I have lived with this disability is inside me! ( Major Manic Depression, Severe OCD, Severe Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar, ect.) That is only the Mental Disabilities & believe me having just one of those illnesses can control your life on a way that functioning in the real world is next to impossible!! I have not even mentioned the physical disabilities I deal with every day!! I was born with no curve in my neck, so there for per my chiropractors orders cant lift anything over 5 pounds! I have osteoarthritis of the spine, arthritis in my hand, fingers, feet, toes! I have degenerated disc disease in my neck, middle / shoulder area & lower back! My fingers & toes are completely numb most days! I have mitral valve prolapse, I have tumors (hemangiomas in my liver) , severe endometriosis! And on top of all that in Nov 2011 I came down with a Very Severe Case Of The Shingle Virus On The Left Side Of My Face! I had the ras & blisters from my jaw/ear ,cheek,my nose on my eye , in my eye,(herpes zoster of left eye & l since 2011 I have had to suffer with post neuralgic nerve pain on & around my eye! It covered the whole left side of me head all the way back to my neck! As i said, at first the virus was on my eye…then it got in my eye…my left eye filled with scar tissue inside & I also have started getting scar tissue on the cornea now! Because of this I have to take the antiviral acyclovir 2 xs a say for the rest of my life! My vision is so bad I have to wear contacts plus reading glasses! With just contact I can not see my fingers in from of my face or my food on my plate! Since my first outbreak in Nov. 2011 of the Herpes Zosters’ Virus, I have had the vaccine & continue to take acyclovir 400mg 3 times daily for the rest of my life….i have had 4 more out breaks of Shingles just in the last year in a half alone!
    With the list of illnesses comes medication & doctor, lab work, test, Psychiatrist visits, counselors & Optometrist (Specialist) which means $$$! I have no Job , no car, no $, and no place to live! My PRESCRIPTIONS ALONE ARE CLOSE TO $ 1,500 MONTH!! MY vision is getting worse because more scare tissue is continuing to grow covering my cornea (the doctors told me that nothing could be done to remove the severe scare tissue, such as Lasik, ext.) Once again my lawyer filed an appeal, but that was in August 2015….im lost here! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

    • Robin-
      I just want to add that I find it truly sickening & I’m disgusted & appalled that not a single person had the decency to respond to your post.
      I’m not an expert and am struggling myself just to get by, but I figure at least one suggestion is better than none at all, so all I can think of is to try to get a another social security lawyer!!!!
      I wish you the best of luck and considering your post was at least 2 years ago, I.hope you have received the help that you’ve obviously needed!
      God bless you!

  27. I turn 66 in July and plan to sign up for Social Security benefit. Because I am working full time right now and plan to continue working past FRA, in this first year of collecting social security, will I be penalized at year end for working full time during the period January-June that I am not full retirement age?

    • Congratulations! At 66 years young, you will reach full retirement age in July 2016. You can earn up to $41,880 during the period January – June. If you exceed that amount, we must deduct $1 from your benefits for each $3 you earn above $41,880. Starting with the month you reach your full retirement age, you can get your benefits with no limit on your earnings. Please read out publication “How Work Affects Your Benefits” for more information.

  28. I came abroad to visit sick family member not knowing i had to report I am going to report it even though Im going back soon.. will they penalize me for reporting late?

  29. I’m turning 18 on January the 8th . I had the information filled out and mailed out to continue receiving benefits while I’m in high school. I wanted to know what month and day will the money start being deposited in my account ?

  30. My son’s January 2016 disability SSI check posted on 12/30/15 (1st time ever before 2nd or 3rd of the month) and it was $314.80 LESS. We have received no notification or explication of benefit reductions. Payment PPD ID number was different than previously which makes me wonder if this is correct. Cannot reach anyone by phone. Can this be resolved on-line in a private chat?

    • We are sorry to hear that you are having difficulty reaching someone by phone, Eleanor. Our phone lines are busiest early in the week and early in the month. If you are calling during those times, it is possible that the queue is full and we cannot place any additional calls on hold. Representatives at our toll free number 1-800-772-1213 are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day or later in the week.
      At this time we do not provide live chat service and can only provide general information on our Retirement, Survivors, Disability, Medicare and SSI programs on this blog. If you have a general question, we encourage you to ask it here. But remember, never post personal information on social media. We value your thoughts and will use your feedback and suggestions to further improve the services we offer. Thanks!

  31. I have attempted to submit a change of address, after entering all the information a message came up unable to do so on information submitted. I entered correctly every question, where do I go now?

    • Thank you for using our online services, Celia! If you are not yet receiving any type of Social Security benefits, you don’t need to change your address with us at this time. If you are receiving Social Security benefits and are having problems with changing your address online, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. If you need further assistance, you may want to visit your local Social Security office. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you must report the new address to your local Social Security office.

  32. When I turned legal age to collect social security I was still working and after ten years of paying back to social security I am back working and still paying back but social security and medicare is still being deducted from my check. It is unfair that I have worked all my life and my health care was taken away from me because the company took advantage of the plan that congress enacted in 2008 that said that if you are eligible for medicare the retirement package that you worked for the health insurance benefit in the retirement package did not have to be honored. Social Security is a joke.

  33. hi, I applied for ssi was approved, told I would get one or two paper checks, I applied for direct express card, called ss office was told ok. my friends bank alerted him of improper deposit to his account, he thought it was a fraud attempt and had it sent back. now my ssi payment has stopped. what did I or he do wrong? how can I straighten this mess out, I am now believing I am going to lose my room and end up on the streets. also, how do I find out about a husband I have not seen in 20 years.

    • Hi Diorah. Unfortunately, your situation is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. Please contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for assistance. For help regarding Direct Express, please contact 1-800-333-1795. Thanks!

  34. Hi again, I only receive $41.00 a month, cannot pay rent, utilities, barely able to contribute to gas for transport to and from mental therapy, drs, grocery shopping, or other things I need. I am probably, NOW, going to have to have my 13 year old, 20 pound baby (pom mix dog) put down because I cannot afford to feed him.

  35. Been calling for a while but can never get through my question is my mother and her husband been married over 10 years both receive SSDI my mother receive more than her husband but recently her illness is making it harder for her husband to take care of her in the home. She prefers to live with me(daughter) than to go into a nursing home but is concern about her husband being able to afford the bills without her assistance. Since they have been splitting the bills for years. My question is Can he receive any kind of pension or benefits, finanical assiatance from spousal benefits without a divorce due her illness causing them to live separate. to maintain the household they shared. Basically is it any kind of help he could receive, im aware he could if she become deceased.

  36. What are the reasons I wouldnt receive my son’s disability payment… I have it direct deposited into my Direct Express account there isn’t any changes to report I haven’t done anything that I shouldn’t have I’ve been receiving the same amount on the same time at the same day for over 2 years I am my son’s caregiver he’s two years old and is unable to take care of himself whatsoever so can you please explain why I wouldn’t receive his money

  37. I am divorced from a man for 20 years who has been collecting SSDI, 100% since 1993. He is 65 years old, and next Feb. 2016 I will turn 60. I have been told when I turn 60 I can start collecting a portion of his S.S. Can someone verify this, and does anyone know the % I might receive? I have never remarried.

  38. I got married in July of 2015. I called SSI and reported both my marriage and a change of address the following Monday. I heard nothing from SSI till the tax forms started coming out, at which point I called the main office about my SSI tax forms. At that point, I was informed that not only did they NOT make a note of my marriage, but that they changed the address for my SSI but NOT my SSDI too. I just got my wife’s W2 back from the tax prep people, so I am sending my local office a copy of it today.

    My question is, what happens now? I did inform SSI within the required time, but it is now well out of the required time due to the main SSI office error. Does my wife’s income even count to my SSI SSDI? If it does am I going to be penalized when I did, in fact, inform them on time but they didn’t write it down? I’m just really worried about what is going to happen here. If you have any answers I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.

    • We apologize for the inconveniences Betsy. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. However, marriage and living arrangements can affect your Supplemental Security Income or SSI benefits. The amount of SSI benefits is based, in part, on the income and resources available to the individual. This includes income and resources available from his or her spouse. Based on what you have shared, we suggest that you contact your local office and speak to a representative for further assistance.

  39. I became a widow at age 60. My date of birth 6/20/1941. My understanding was that as a survivor My full retirement age would be 65yrs 4mo. SS denied me benefits saying my full retirement age as a survivor would be 65yrs 8 mon. That does match full retirement age for my retitement from working but I what about the FRA as a survivor. I am actually still working full time because I cannot afford to retire.Because of that decision by SS I had to pay back all benefits that I had received during the year 2006 as survivor benefits in the amt of 600.00 month until it was all repaid
    I do not know if it is too late to protest this.

  40. I have been fighting to get my survivor benefits back for my kids for about a year. Back in Feb 2015 my parents took custody of my kids by lying to the court saying I abandoned them. my mother had my direct express card mailed to her by calling and pretending to be me on the phone with direct express, and withdrew every red cent before I even knew it had happened. The truth was that I was stuck in another state and couldn’t get back home (they left me in the state by the way) I had to stay in a homeless shelter for a month and when I finally got my money for the month it was only for me. My family had lied about not knowing where I was so the judge granted them custody. When I came back home they didn’t tell me about the court date for the appeal..in fact they said I hadn’t gotten any mail at all. Of course this was a lie. When the next court date came up they had a lawyer and I naturally didn’t because they had my income. The lawyer of theirs convinced me to allow them to have joint custody and I was promised I would get our money back. That was a lie. I went up to social security and told them the children were and always had been in my custody but because the court papers included my mothers name (she put herself as the payee) I was told I could do nothing and that she had to come up to ss and sign the money back over to me. She doesn’t spend the money on my kids and I have proof of that, but what can I do?? This is the only income we have and I can’t afford a lawyer to fight it. Please tell me there is something I can do to fix this so the money goes where it belongs..to my children.

    • Generally, we pay the benefits to the family member who is the primary care provider of the child. It is possible that benefits be paid to the grandparents if they have legal custody and the children live with them. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office about this situation.

  41. The website notes repeatedly that it is your responsibility to report any changes to annual earnings as they may affect your current SS payment amounts. But I don’t see anywhere on the website to report this change and I lost my part-time job. I currently have no earnings, and I’d like my SS to increase as a result. Where on the website do I report this type of change?

    • If you are working, we usually ask you to estimate your earnings for the year. If later you realize your earnings will be higher or lower than you estimated, you can let us know by calling our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact your local Social Security office. We will adjust your benefits, if necessary. At this time you cannot report a change of earnings online. Please visit our Retirement Planner: Getting Benefits While Working for more information.

  42. My mom receives SSI for about 6 years had 2 massive strokes in October and went to a new nursing facility in February for 1 month to finish her rehab, the facility sent over to ss to receive her check directly to them although I didn’t authorized it, ( I have power of attorney ) and knew she was only going to be there for about 26 days and I gave them a check for her ss income of the whole amount the beginning of February. Her march check was deposit to the nursing facility although she left on the 26th of February and I already paid them, after about 2 weeks and back and forth they refunded the check. On Mar 3rd I had everything changed over back to her bank account, on April 1st SSI tried to deposit to the nursing home and it was rejected cause they closed off her account at the facility sent back to ss, it’s April 5th and they haven’t tried sending it to her account I tried calling them and get we are extremely busy at this time try calling back and the phone hung up, tried again after 45 mins I hung up cause I was at work and couldn’t hold anymore. My question is will they send her check to her account sometime soon or do I have to go to the office in person?

    • We are sorry to hear about your mother’s medical condition Wendy, and apologize for the inconveniences you are experiencing while trying to contact us. Perhaps, you should apply to become your mother’s representative payee. As a representative payee, you will be able to discuss your mother’s case with us and have access to your mother’s records or the ability to update her account information.
      Please note that having a power of attorney, being an authorized representative, or having a joint bank account with the beneficiary, is not the same as being a payee. These arrangements do not give you legal authority to negotiate and manage payments for someone receiving Social Security or SSI payments. You must apply for and be appointed as a representative payee by SSA.
      To become your mother’s representative payee, you will need to contact your local Social Security office for a face-to-face interview. A statement from her doctor would be helpful. The statement should say that your mother is not able to -mentally and physically- manage her Social Security benefits and identify you as the person responsible to keep her finances in order. Please read our publication: A Guide For Representative Payees for more information. If you have specific questions, or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to speak to one of our representatives. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  43. Hello..I just found out that I was supposed to report income earned over the allowed amount of $15720 ten days after knowing. I didn’t realize I was over until after receiving my W-2. Right now I am a nervous wreck, stressed out and feeling sick because I am petrified as to what may come of this. I know now that I have to report this. Can you please advise me on what will happen? I am currently laid off from a job as of March 31st, 2016 and I don’t have any other income but SSI. Will my checks now be cut off because of my ignorance? Is there a penalty to pay? Please help

    • Hi Barbara. When you receive Social security benefits and work at the same time, we usually ask that you give us an estimate of your earnings for the year. If later you realize your earnings will be higher or lower than you estimated, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible so that we adjust your benefits, if necessary. If you exceeded the allowable earnings amount in 2015, we probably paid you more than you should have been paid, which means you now have an overpayment on your record. We deduct $1 from your benefit for each $2 you earned above the $15,270. To learn more about “How Work Affects Your Benefits”, visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information. Since we do not have access to personal records in this blog, we suggest that you visit your local office. They should be able to assist you in coordinating the collection of the overpayment while considering your current situation. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  44. It is not my responsibility that I am forced to pay my rent 3 or days late. Social security is the reason that I get paid late. When this happens, I feel SSI is robbing me of $20.00.

  45. Was due to receive child’s benefits today .. address change and deposit account changed when I called ss office this morning to ask where my money was they stated I waited to late to provide changed deposit information . They stated I should receive in mailbox today is that true. I thought they stopped sending out paper checks .. what is going on

  46. I receive SSI and disability.I left my husband and moved in with my niece. I went to my local SS office and reported my changes.Do I have to contact medicare too ? Also since my husband just started getting retirement benefits,I filed for spousal benefits.If those benefits are not as much as my ssi will ssi make up the difference so I can keep my medicaid? Thank you

    • Hi Cheryl. Generally, we will also change your address for Medicare benefits, but if you prefer, you can still call the Medicare toll-free number at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Remember that the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. The amount of SSI benefits is based, in part, on the income and resources available to the individual. For SSI eligibility, we will take into consideration any income and resources available to you. If your regular disability and spousal benefit combined, are lower than the regular monthly SSI payment (of $733), then you may still be eligible for SSI. Please contact your local Medicaid office for questions related to your medical assistance benefits.

  47. I been back and forth at the social security office for a whole month. I reported new banking information to them. Since April .they keep sending my payments to my old account.. And last month they had to give me a papercheck..this month they did the same thing and I keep calling social security and going to the office. And I have not received my social security as of this date. They keep telling me to wait 7 days now the telling me to wait to the 18th of this month. I was supposed to get paid May 3 and my rent is due now they tell me to wait 18 days.. And when 18 days go by I will still have nothing.. My question is who do I contact about this what higher up can I go to ?

    • Hello Edward, we apologize for this inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit your local servicing office, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  48. I received a letter from SS saying they were making a payment in my account of $9,990..and from April they will be increasing my SS monthly payments..from what I gather they have been underpaying me and corrected the payments..I also receive SS monthly payment from Australia..Australian SS will adjust their payment to me for any increase of my US SS payment..I am worried the Australian SS will penalize me for the $9,990 in back payment fro US SS..that doesn’t seem fair as US SS had informed them of what I had been receiving..I called Australian to tell them I had my payment adjusted and they said they need a letter from US SS..am I obliged to tell Australia about the lump sum payment of $9,990 as it doesn’t seem fair I would have my Australian SS cut because of being underpaid .

  49. Where would I, online if possible, submit information regarding new/additional physician information, scheduled surgical procedures new and medications prescribed? I’ve not yet received decision on my filing for SSDI (filed Feb 23, 2016) and want to insure I remain in compliance. Am I able to do this online or must I contract my representative to update while decision is pending? Thank You

  50. My 2 kids recieve Benefits because their dad is Decease. We have move to the Philippines for almost a year now and I have forgotten to report the changes and report for the yearly spending of the money. I am scared that it my stop for not reporting it right away. Its the only income we have Now. They are currently studying here in the philippines and also dual citizens. My question is will their SSI be stop because i have not report it right away? Please let me know.
    Thank you,

    • Thank you for your question April. The good news is that your children may still be eligible to continue to receive their payments outside the United States. However, all Social Security beneficiaries living outside the U.S. are required to report their change of address, even if we are sending their payments to a bank or other financial institution. Failure to report your new address may result in an overpayment or suspension of benefits. To change your mailing address, please contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for assistance. Please visit our International Programs web page for more information.

  51. My son was due to receive his final back pay payment on June 18th. Yet still have not received nothing, was told that it can not be released until I do the payee year report. Which will next month, I never knew about that. Just trying to find out how that all works out.

  52. I went in for my yearly review and after we finished I asked the worker if I will still get my ssi the following week which is now the first and I was told yes. I didn’t get it and I have bills to pay and I go through something with them cutting my check or not paying me AT least every other month and it’s getting ridiculous. We get treated like crap for earning “free money” when we go through hell being disabled and then we go through more just to get paid. Are they trying to kill us faster or what? And why does our spouses get punished for our disability? Why should their income even matter towards what little chump change we make?

  53. Hello my son will be turning 18 July 11 and was wondering will he get his check for July ? I got a letter stating he wouldn’t but that makes no sense since he isn’t 18 yet and has college supplies to buy still

    • Hi Crystal. Thanks for your question. Social Security child’s benefits are paid in the month following the month for which they are due. Your son should receive his last payment for the month of June, in July. Since he turns 18 in July, there will be no benefits payable in August for July.

  54. What if someone fails to report earned income and subsequently makes more than the allowed $1130 a month on SSDI?

    • Generally, if you exceed the allowable earnings amount, there is a chance that we probably paid you more than you should have been paid. This can sometimes result in an overpayment.

  55. I need help! One of the dd’s for my children didn’t come through on Wed 6/20, this has never happened in 7 years with ssdi. I called ssa and was told the banking info had come off, it’s been the same since the beginning and my other child’s benefits were deposited into the account without problems as usual. The agent told me that a paper check was mailed and should have arrived the day benefits were due, which was Wednesday’s. The paper check still hasn’t been received and I’m really freaking nervous because I have a very tight budget and things are late already now because of this and I have to pay for his camp, a camp field trip by end of day etc. I can’t afford to wait weeks, or even days for this money. What am I supposed to do now? This wasn’t even my mistake!

    • We apologize for the inconvenience Cole. We usually advise people to wait three business days after the date they are scheduled to receive their check before calling us. To report a late, missing, or stolen check, contact us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact your local Social Security office for further assistance.

  56. If you get denied for disability with an authorized representative, when and how can you proceed without them (without representation)? What would I have to do?

  57. I called SSA and was told that my online application was not in their system. How could this be, I applied in January. Is it possible that my initial online application got deleted by me applying for SSI 3 months after I applied for SSD online?

  58. My common in law husband is receiving Ssi and we have 2 year old he is only receiving $733 and they won’t give us help for our 2 year old( besides food stamps) . Why is that? We don’t make it with only $733 a month

    • Thank you for your question Marylou. Benefits issued through our Supplemental Security Income or SSI program are based on the needs of the individual and are only paid to the qualifying person. There are no spouse’s, children’s or survivors benefits payable. Benefits paid through our Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, in certain circumstances, are payable to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Your child may be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live.

  59. Hello. I am currently receiving SSI benefits. If I marry a foreigner who lives and works in Canada, will this affect my benefits? We will not be living in the same home nor will we be sharing bank accounts or income.

    Thanks.

    • When a person is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse.
      See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information.

  60. I currently get benefits but they cut I because of my wife’s income were getting a divorce but still live together what will happen to my benefits will it stay the same or go up

    • For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. Please contact your local office or call 1-800-772-1213, M-F between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and ask a representative to assist you. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

  61. Do I have to report a sale of Home if My Wife is on SSI and We sold at a loss and Moved into my Mom House she died 2 years ago I am a 1/3 owner when the estate closes

  62. I have tried calling but the keep putting me on hold!! I just want to know if when is the right time to call to make a change of i already had my baby but she is still at the hospital! Do I call when she is already home with me?

    • Ruby, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Please be sure to report any “life changes” which may affect eligibility in your federal benefits. You may be due additional payments, or you may be overpaid and have to pay us back because you didn’t report the overpayment in a timely manner. For more information, please visit: Significant Life Changes May Lead To Higher Benefit
      If you are experiencing difficulties reporting this change, we encourage you to make an appointment by calling 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and speak to one of our representatives. Generally, you may have shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Hope this helps.

  63. I retired in 2014. In January of 2015, I immediately contacted social security and notified them that my previous employer had phoned and asked me to come in for some consulting work which could consist of me earning more than the $15,720 limit in 2015. I also, in that call, asked them to stop my social security payments until what I owed was paid in full since I was only to work for 6 weeks. They withheld 10 months of payments but withheld quite a bit too much going by the retirement earnings test and estimated benefits reduction test that I found online. We received a letter back in March of 2016 saying that when they receive this information on the W-2 form or forms submitted by my employer of how much I earned, they would make final adjustments for 2015. This information of my 2015 wage earnings has been on my record at the social security office for months now though and I have heard nothing back. What month do they go over this each year and will I for sure hear back from them about this soon? One lady that I spoke to today told me they go over them in September or October of each year. Is this correct?

    • Thank you for your question Jerry. Each year -towards the end of the year-, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients. If your earnings for the prior year are higher than one of the years we used to compute your retirement benefit, we will recalculate your benefit amount. We pay the increase retroactive to January the year after you earned the money. See our Retirement Planner: Getting Benefits While Working for more information.

      • Thank you, Ray. Those 6 weeks that I worked during 2015 which I mentioned here was the only time I worked since my retirement in June of 2014 and I do not intend to work again. We called social security as soon as I took the job, told them to hold my social security checks and they kept 10 payments which was $2,388 too much. The amount I earned for those 6 weeks has been on my social security account for months now. I only made a portion of what I did when I worked full time before I retired so recalculating benefits should not fall into this equation. We are simply due a refund and are wondering when they will review my account and if they will. Thank you, Ray.

        • Hi Jerry, as long as you continue to work and receive benefits, we will check your record every year to see whether the additional earnings will increase your monthly benefit. We perform this review towards the end of each year. In addition, after you reach full retirement age, we will recalculate your benefit amount to give you credit for any months in which you did not receive a benefit because of your earnings. We will send you notifications (letters) telling you about any change or increase in your benefit amount. See How We Deduct Earnings From Benefits for more information. Please visit your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

          • Thank you very much, Ray. We went to our local Conroe, Texas office today and the lady who spoke with us knew even less than we did so the visit was not a long one. She did say that all of this is in the payment center and they will work on it towards the end of the year. I also just sent another letter to your Chicago, Illinois office going over in detail (along with documentation) why we are owed the amount that we are sure we are owed. Hopefully, within the next few months, this can get settled correctly. Thanks again. You have been extremely helpful and it helps to know you are there.

  64. I have been married since December 2011 and have not been able to go to social security to make the change. My husband also does not work but receives a disability. Could I get in trouble for not reporting to ss about my marriage?? I also did not know I had to go to ss 🙁 I just thought that the marriage license we got was an automatic change and reported to ss.

    • Hi Desiree, individuals receiving disability benefits are required to report changes such as marriage, or change of address, etc. If your husband is receiving Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, his benefit will stay the same after marriage. On the other hand, if he is receiving disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program, getting married may affect his benefits. This is because the amount of SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income and resources available to the individual receiving SSI benefits and the income and resources of his or her spouse. Your husband should contact his local office or call us at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      To see what documents you will need to change or correct your name on your Social Security card, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. Thank you!

    • Hi, if you are having difficulties with your personal my Social Security account, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Sometimes, it might be best to visit your local Social Security office for further assistance.

  65. i started working again this year and i was reporting my wages.recently i received a raise at work and when i try to call to report my wages i can never get through to anyone.im sure i make to much to keep getting payments.i need to know how to inform them to stop payments because of my income because i do not want to have to payback any money.even though i use it to pay rent i have to spend money to buy my work clothes because i dont wear a uniform so it helps and my work pays my bills.

  66. I never got my back my this month, they want me to coming the office it’s the last payment I have bills and rent so I’m stressed out. I pray they give it to me I moved and everything has been messed up honestly I wanted better and now I’m living a nightmare… Sad!!!

  67. Ok, I somehow had the idea that I did not report income that was so low it did not affect my benefits, but now finding out thats not the case, can i report late? will i get in trouble…I had some small amount of rent paid to me, and just house sat in the past few years.. can I report now?

    • Hi Christi, for any income tax related questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040.

  68. Hi, I need to make a change in citizenship for my daughter who is now a US citizen. Would it be possible for me to go to a Social Security office and present her passport and ID to get this process completed for her, or does she need to show up in person? Currently she is under 18.

  69. i have a question.. if the social security disability office over paid me and are now taking a percentage of my work wages, do i refile my income taxes since it would have put me in a different tax bracket ?

  70. I have been trying to update my last name for month. Every phone call is telling me that they can’t do it until the Social Security office changers it. But my medicare and Social Security cards have been changes. I need it change it on my medicaid card, what do I do.

  71. Hello I filed for SSI for my daughter whom is 2 years old we had a hearing with the alj he told me and my lawyer he was giving us a fully favorable decision. So I called to social security and they told me that it is wanting to be assigned to a writer I wanted to know if I created a my social security account would I be able to see information under my name about her benefits? Or is there anything online that I can use to access and update all the information that needs to be updated

    • Hi MJ, we are sorry but you can only create an account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. To provide new information or to talk to someone regarding your daughter’s claim, it is best to continue working with your local field office. Or, you can call our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask to speak with one of our representatives, who are available Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 7:00pm. Thanks.

  72. Social worker, rep payee for clients. called social security with client two days ago to report change of address. AFter being on hold for an hour, was told couldn’t do iit online and would have to go in to the office! What a terrible waste of time, and will even take longer, ie, picking up client, parking, waiting, reporting, driving client back home…confused b/c says we can report a change of address on the 800 line…

    • Thank you for your comment James. Individuals that are receiving Social Security benefits, can create a “my Social Security” account to change their address online. However, if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income, you must report the new address to your local Social Security office. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment with your local office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting. Representatives at our toll-free number are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. We apologize for any confusion.

  73. I have recieved no notice in the mail about any change in my ssi benefits. Is it possible my online account on the SSA website showing the wrong information?

    • Hi Tara, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213, for assistance in your case. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day, or later in the week. Thanks!

  74. If my spouse starts her SS benefit, based on her income, and I continue working, will her benefit be reduced because I make over 60,000 per year?

  75. I was the Durable Power of Attorney and am now the Executor for both my mother and father. My father, passed on May 31, 2015. He was an Honorably Discharged/Disabled American Veteran. He had been wounded in the line of duty and carried a bullet in his body until his date of death. My father provided very well for my mother and myself. He was definitely our hero. I do not understand why his memory would be tarnished with the unruly actions of the Social Security Administration against his wife; my mother!

    In September 2015, my mother received a letter stating her benefits would be stopped until SSA found out what was going on. Several calls were placed in September 2015 and October 2015, to SSA to find out what the issue may have been and to ensure that all of the necessary documents were sent in on our behalf and that she had been receiving the benefited amount SSA had determined for her to receive (along with the surviving spouse allotment). We were assured that it was an error on the part of SSA and everything was being taken care of in a hurried manner. However, my mother did not receive any further correspondence from SSA in October 2015.

    Therefore, in November 2015, I placed another call to the (800) number for SSA and was told that I was being placed on a list for someone to call us from a local office to contact us for an appointment. Someone called 2 days later for an appointment the following week. At our visit to an assigned local office in Detroit, MI, we were told that my mother had been declared DECEASED. How could this be? SSA was not contacted with a death certificate for my mother, so why would they simply assume that she was deceased? We went back in December 2015 and January 2016 to see if SSA was doing what they were supposed to be doing in order to get my mother’s Social Security benefits reinstated, because her being declared as deceased meant her Medicare and Social Security benefits were cut off from everything she had; such as Health, Medical, Dental and Eye Insurance, Prescriptions, and even Secretary of State.

    My mother’s Social Security Benefits have not been in existence since August 2015. She had NO INCOME coming in at all!!!! While at the SSA office (in November 2015), she and I both wrote out statements as proof of her being alive, copies of her driver’s license were taken, as well as the unmerited fact that she was personally sitting in the office in front of them. All of this has done nothing to speed up the process that SSA has truly screwed up! No one knows or even cares about my mother’s livelihood! They don’t care if she is ALIVE, well, eating, is able to pay her bills, or anything!!!!
    My mother was supposed to also receive my father’s Veterans Administration Pension for Surviving Spouse benefits and had not received this either, because she had been declared deceased by SSA. She had to report the income she was receiving, but unfortunately, she WAS NOT RECEIVING ANY INCOME and was forced to report $0. So, VA denied her request and she did not receive this benefit, either. She cannot go to the doctor, because she has NO MEDICARE and the Medicare portion of her Blue Cross was involuntarily canceled. She cannot get her prescriptions either because of SSA and their screw up. Why didn’t someone notify us of all of this before it got so out of hand?! My mother is 82 years old, uses a walker and is now, a widow. She should not have to endure the things that she has had to endure for a year. I hope everyone involved understands that my mother may be 82 years old, but she is still in her right mind and knows that something isn’t right with what is going on. She speaks for herself and did not need a guardian or anyone to speak for her at that time.

    I, personally, am even more shocked and upset with the fact that SSA helped themselves to $3,696 from my mother’s checking account (on which I am a listed account holder) that they DID NOT deposit. In other words, THEY STOLE MONEY out of our account and still have not returned it. This is money that was not put in the account in any form of Governmental SSA direct deposit that needed to be withdrawn. This was money that was simply TAKEN without our knowledge or for any reason. I have our bank records to prove it! All checks that were deposited by SSA were returned at the hand of withdrawals by SSA dipping in-and-out of our checking account and they have all been accounted for!

    So, why in November 2015, would SSA withdraw 4 consecutive amounts of $1,391, $1,391, $457, $457, all on the same day? However, SSA DID NOT deposit any of these payments into the checking account, nor were any of these amounts supposed to be withdrawn from the account. Remember, SSA had not made any deposits into the checking account since August 2015 and they had ALREADY WITHDRAWN all of the amounts that they feel they deposited in error. All erroneous deposits and returns (withdrawals) had been accounted for, but my mother’s $3,696 HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED, YET!
    I contacted our bank to see what happened. Mind you, the bank never contacted us about all of the strange activity going on in our account, either. We had a contract with the bank to flag and notify us of any suspicious activity in our account, but the bank dropped the ball, too. The Bank stated to us that if that money is not returned by SSA, we should get a lawyer to have it retrieved. Needless to say, the bank was wrong and appeared to be working right along with SSA in destroying my mother’s life.

    In the second week of January 2016, I sent in a report to SSA’s Office of Inspector General for an investigation to be performed, but have yet to hear from them. I sent in another report in March 2016 and still NOTHING! Sent in requests for help from Attorney General’s office, attorneys, media, etc., still nothing. Not even any responses back.

    On February 3, 2016, we suddenly received a document from SSA stating my mother would receive $12,187 for payment through December 2015. It also stated that, in February, she would receive $1391 for January 2016. So, many questions still remain. (1) Is the amount she is to receive from SSA through December 2015 correct? (I do not trust SSA and their figuring with regard to my mother’s benefits). (2) Where is the check for February 2016 and when is she to receive that? She is still owed a check for February, too. (3) What about the money SSA withdrew from her account that did not belong to SSA? (4) And, where is the $12,187, because she has NOT received that yet, either? (5) Has her Medicare been reinstated back to where it was before SSA messed it up? (6) If not, when will it be?

    I feel that SSA has presented itself as being fraudulent and abusive to my elderly mother. She has not been able to receive her benefits; medical, dental, and eye care services, because of the ridiculousness that SSA has placed her in and her health and well-being is being compromised. That is elderly abuse. I am sure that with all of the worry she was going through with how she was being treated and how her money was depleting and being stolen from her bank account that this was making her sick. And, she needs to go to her doctors, to the dentist, and get her new glasses.

    It is strange to me, and this is why I say there is some fraudulent activity, is when SSA has the audacity to send my mother four (4) – 2015 Tax Statements for her to file taxes with when she has not received any benefits since August 2015; and the total for all add up to her receiving over $19,000 and my father receiving over $12,000 (as he passed away in May 2015). How would my father receive $12,000 from SSA if he only received $1,391 for five months? That doesn’t even add up right! How is any of this supposed to be considered right? She DID NOT and still HAS NOT received any of this money that they say she did on these tax forms. Also, how could she be taxed for money she has not even received; as well as my father? If she did not receive this money in 2015, then why would she be taxed for it? I do not feel comfortable turning this information in to have her taxes prepared. I don’t want her or myself to go to jail, because the SSA does not know what they are doing.

    2016—————————–
    It is now 2016. Unfortunately, my mother was admitted to the hospital and was later placed in ICU. It was imperative that I check on her benefits. I called the SSA (800) number and was told that SSA checks were being deposited since March 2016, but the bank had been returning them. So, I called the bank and ended up having to go, again, in person along with the letter from SSA stating they placed an erroneous death status on my mother and that they were working on fixing things. SSA was supposed to have sent this letter to the bank themselves, but I found out they had not; nor did they lift the “deceased” status they placed on my mother’s account. The bank would not accept the letter, the “durable power of attorney”, or her “will” from me and suggested I go to a different SSA office for a rubber stamp to be placed on the letter. I thought to myself….Really???!!! Why are there so many lies, deception, passing the buck, and downright disrespect for human life and well-being???!!!!!

    I had to leave my mother’s side briefly to go to a different SSA office and when I got there, they would not accept my “durable power of attorney” or her “will” and were more concerned with why the bank sent me to them. I was told that I could not receive any information regarding my mother’s account unless I was listed as her “guardian” or “representative payee” on her account. This was not in place before, because I was always with my mother and always had the legal documents required for them to be able to talk to me, too. I went there to speak to them about our checking account and the money they took out and had not replaced. SSA informed me they could not talk with me (even though my name is on the checking account, too). They told me they would need a statement from the ICU doctor to prove my mother was unable to speak for herself. What kind of stuff is this???!!!!! This is unbelievable!!! I cannot win.
    No one is even realizing that this did not begin with my mother…it began from the incompetence of the Social Security Administration and the Bank! My mother was TOTALLY innocent and unknowing in all of this. It is as if they are determined to sweep their mess up under the rug while I continue to suffer with no answers and no money to pay my mother’s bills (that I am responsible for paying as executor) as well as my own financial responsibilities! It seemed really strange to me how they would accept all the information I had to provide, but could not talk to me about my checking account and where my money is they took out. It was alright for me to give them information, but they couldn’t do the same for me. Wow!

    My mother passed away May 2016. She had still not received any form of payment from January – May 2016; not to mention any retroactive payments from September – December 2015. A letter was received from SSA stating they will be making a payment to my mother starting July 2016. Why? I had reported to them, the first of June 2016 that she had passed away. What’s really going on with them? I don’t understand why they continued to send written correspondence stating what my mother is to receive and she not receive it. So, I am even more screwed, because my mother is now deceased and I don’t have the funds that should be in the account to pay her bills, incoming medical bills, and her property taxes, etc., because the accounts have been exhausted.

    I don’t have $1500 as a retainer for a lawyer who is actually willing to take on my case. Other lawyers do not even want to take the case, because it is for Social Security Benefits and not Disability or SSI. Why is everyone afraid of the government? It is disheartening to know that the elderly, and anyone else for that matter, who have worked and struggled much of their lives still cannot catch a break by getting what they worked so hard for even in the end.

    Isn’t it enough that I have lost both my mother and my father?!!!! I am still trying to get Social Security to fix their mistake, even now. I have attempted again to contact the media to try to get a voice for my mother, but they won’t help either, because many of them do not believe that this actually happened and others didn’t find it newsworthy. Really???!!! Mistakes and wrongdoing on behalf of a government agency is not newsworthy?!!!! But how many “likes” they have on Facebook is?

    I am on the verge of losing my house, my car, my parent’s home….EVERYTHING!!! My next step is BANKRUPTCY and being HOMELESS! And, WHY?!!! This is no one’s fault but Social Security!!! They claim to have so many accounts that they will get to it when they can. HOW IS THAT FAIR??!! Why did my mother, now myself, have to suffer from THEIR MISTAKES???!!! Why should we have to wait any longer for them to fix a mistake that should NEVER HAVE HAPPENED in the first place and should have been fixed a year ago while my mother was still living??!!!
    Looks like they have screwed up so bad they don’t know how to fix it. It has been one whole year and 4 months and I have not received a phone call, a letter, a check….NOTHING from Social Security. It is as if they are still ignoring the issue. Never have we had bills late, credit scores plummet, think of filing for bankruptcy, or fear being put out of homes we have struggled to call our own, until NOW. It is a constant waiting game…where I have to suffer losing everything, because now they continue to take their sweet time in fixing THEIR mistake. I am tired of getting the run around! No one is doing anything!!!! And, they definitely are NOT DOING THEIR JOB!!!! Just stringing me along; all while I suffer to try to keep my head above water and pay bills I don’t have the money to pay for, because now my bank account is depleting and constantly experiencing NSF notices, overdraw fees, return check fees, and now facing a CLOSED account with a bank we have been with for over 30 years.

    Is there any help or justice anywhere? Because I can truly see that the government can get away with ANYTHING and it is truly NOT FAIR!!!!

    • Please accept our condolences Merriam; we are very sorry for your loss. We apologize for the inconveniences this situation has caused, and we certainly understand your frustration. We have referred your complaint to our Operations staff, asking them to investigate this matter and to take corrective action as necessary. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  76. My daughter’s ss benefits are due to expire on her birthday this month, (her biological mother died). I have have not turned in forms to continue benefits past 18 (I plan on taking them to the ss office on Monday). Will benefits continue after I turn in the forms?

    • Hi Angie! Normally, benefits for children stop when children reach age 18 unless they are disabled. However, if the child is still a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school at age 18, benefits will continue until the child graduates or until two months after the child becomes age 19, whichever is first. We hope that you already turned in the forms to your local office. To follow up or for further assistance, please call our toll free telephone number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  77. My daughter was receiving ssi disability but she no longer have it. does that mean she lost her medicaid as well because i have doctors appointments coming up and she cant miss those.

  78. 10 business days before they can update my mailing address?

    I still have not recieved my SSI for october my rents late and everything.

    My payee called 3 times once in Early September the call center representative said it was taken care of. Then I found out Sept 30th it was not updated so my payee called again that following Wednesday it still was not updated. So my payee called again and they told her that it takes 10 business days.

    You guys suck!

  79. Where exactly does one go on the SSA web site to submit a notification of change in non-covered pension? The “Message Center” has no function for creating messages. There’s an Inbox, but no Outbox. Please give us a link or a series of steps to follow to create a message.

    • Hi Louis. Since we do not have access to personal information, we do not do direct messaging in this venue. In your situation, we recommend that you contact your local Social Security office and provide us with documents that best support the change in your “non-covered” pension. If you have specific questions, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

  80. Hi I been living with my mom for the past 6 months I’m only 16 yrs old and my dad keeps saying he’s going to switch over the money to my moms name but he’s not doing it and if I report him what will happen to his fiancé she’s from the Philippines and is not a citizen yet what will happen to her if my mom reports him to the ssi in Las Vegas nv

    • Thank you for contacting us Robert. Most children under the age of 18 require a Representative Payee. Generally, we select a parent or a family member living in the same household to manage their benefits. The most important duty of a representative payee is to know your needs and to use the benefits in your best interests. A beneficiary’s change of residence should be reported as soon as possible. We recommend that you and your mother visit the local Social Security office and speak to one of our representatives to see if a change of payee is needed. Thanks.

  81. I keep getting statements for the former owner of the home I bought. I have sent the statements back to SSA for months trying to get them to stop sending them to this address….how do I get them to stop?

    • We apologize for any inconvenience Nancey. You can try returning the letters to the local Social Security office and address the issue with the office manager. Please let him or her know that you’ve reported this same issue to us in the past. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in this matter.

  82. My 51 year old son with Multiple Sclerosis entered a nursing home a few months ago. We used his Social Security Disability check to pay the nursing home and he got to keep $35 a month.

    I just received notice that his disability checks would end.

    The nursing home said Medicaid would pay them for their costs but that he would no longer receive any money for personal expenses.

    Is this correct? Why do his disability payments end?

    • For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please contact your local office for further assistance. If you are unable to visit your local servicing office, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  83. I need to do a change of address for my grandma who receives social security benefits. It won’t let me set up an online account for her. Will they let me change her address on the phone? She is not mobile and does not speak English so she cannot go to the local office or do the calling herself. What can I do? How do I change her address so her check is sent to the right place?

    • Thank you for trying to help Alyssa. For security reasons, you cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person. You can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. We will first have to speak with your grandmother and then you can assist with providing the new information. We hope you understand our role in protecting everyone’s personal information. If you think your grandmother may need help managing her Social Security benefits, ask our agents about the Representative Payee program. Representatives at our toll free number are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You will experience shorter waiting time if you call later in the day or later in the week. We hope this helps!

  84. Hello. My child receives SS disability and just got an increase, i was told by her doctors that she shouldve been getting that much the whole time.
    How do i know if she is owed that money or if she will receive back pay?

    • We wish we could help you Kay, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please contact your local Social Security office directly, or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  85. I am 88 years old. My wife is 61 and is not working but does receive an Air Force pension for her 20 years of service. If I die can she receive a widows benefit? I am receiving $20,000 a year in SS.

  86. Well my dilemma is this so I know that my Social security amount will never change each month due to me being on disability, however my question is when I turn 62 do I need to keep sending in my wages each month? After reaching age 62 as we both know you can retire at age 62 and of course it is not as much if a person would have waited. And was wondering do I have the right to collect money off my X husbands social security when I reach 62? As he is collecting his social security we were married 27yrs.

    • Hi Jane, you will have to contact us 3 months before your 62 birthday to see if you qualify for a higher benefit amount on your ex-spouse’s record. See our Retirement Planner: If You’re Divorced for more information on that matter. Also, keep in mind that disability payments are established at the highest rate possible. No reductions factors are applied, meaning you get the highest monthly benefit amount allowed. Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries attain their full retirement age (Currently age 66). The benefit amount will generally remain the same. Please continue to report your wages and work activity to Social Security while you work. We hope this information helps.

  87. So right now I have to send in wages each month due to being on disability after I reach age 62 will I have to continue doing so cause I know people who have retired at 62 and do not send any wages each month??

  88. My 5 year old son with Autism receives SSI. My wife and I are hoping to pay our house off in a couple of months. Will this have any impact on his SSI? Also, could you explain how much in assets our family is allowed to have? Can our son’s resources amount to $2,000 while my wife and I have $3,000 in assets for a family total of $5,000? Or is our entire limit only $2,000?

    • The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. If a child under the age of 18 receives SSI benefits, we count his or her parent’s income and resources. Sometimes we “deem” a portion of the resources of a spouse, parent, parent’s spouse, sponsor of an alien or sponsor’s spouse as belonging to the person who applies for SSI. We call this process the deeming of resources. If a child under age 18 lives with one parent, $2,000 of the parent’s total countable resources does not count. If the child lives with 2 parents, $3,000 does not count. We count amounts over the parents’ limits as part of the child’s $2,000 resource limit. Please contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our representatives for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  89. I am disabled and have SSI and the nature of my disability makes it hard to keep up with the paperwork and phone calls neccesary to keep SSI and I am always terrified, shaking, and breaking into tears whenever I move and have to update things, or when I need to report different pieces of information out of fear that I will have my benefits removed because I couldn’t do it or made a mistake. I do not have people to help me. I have asked multiple people from social security offices how to get help but they never have any sympathy or answers and it’s to the point of actually making my disability worse from the fear. It feels like I am being punished by the government for being disabled. I do not want to live like this any longer, it is making life no longer worth living. Is there any way to get any sort of case manager or other person to help with this? I’m at risk of losing my SSI because of my disability making it too hard to reliably do the nessecary things to keep SSI.

  90. i am on ssdi- i only make 600.00 a month, my husband is on ssi with some type of survivor benefit, he makes 1027 a month 300 of that is the survivor benefit from his father who died a few years ago, hes been on ssi all of his life, how is this going to affect us getting married? we are so worried we are going to end up homeless and lose our apartment our incomes basically cover our living expenses

    • Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for complete information about how marriage can affect Social Security benefits. If you have specific questions, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  91. My son has been on SSI for 30 years.He got married(didn’t really) think it was legal.Due to his disorders I knew he could not live with her.He tried and he couldn’t.He keeps his son at times for her to work.She could not live with his Tourette and Misophoina.I did not report the marriage knowing it wasn’t going to last .Now they are divorced.He remained living with me.

    • Hi Linda. Remember that the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) guidelines require that beneficiaries must contact us to report changes such as marriage or living arrangements. If you fail to report changes in a timely way, or if you intentionally make a false statement, we may stop your SSI benefits, or apply a penalty that will reduce your SSI benefits. If you are your son’s representative payee, please contact your local Social Security office to report these changes, or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  92. I reported to social security that my husband and I have separated and he moved out. He was my income and no longer is, that was 4 months ago. My main question is. Will I get the back pay from when I reported the change?

    • We do not have enough information to answer your question at this time. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask one of our representatives to assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  93. I cannot find any information on the Internet or on the official Social Security site OR on my own online account site as to how one requests a change from taking spousal benefits to my OWN benefits. I have been taking spousal benefits for several years. Now, for February 2017, I want to drop spousal benefits and start my own benefits. I am age 69 in January 2017, and I need the additional income. DO I HAVE TO GO IN PERSON TO A SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE, OR CAN I CHANGE TO MY OWN BENEFITS ONLINE? As I stated, I do not see anywhere on my account site how I can do this.

    • Hello, Thomas. Thanks for your question. Once you start receiving benefits, you will have to file a claim with one of our offices to switch to other benefits. You can set up a telephone or in office appointment by calling our toll-free number at 1800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or by contacting your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  94. If the funeral director reports the death of a person by mailing to SS a copy of the death certificate, is it really necessary for someone else to personally contact the SS office either by phone or in-person to also report the death? As it is extremely difficult to contact the SS office in any manner, we would prefer to avoid that. Thank you.

    • Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to their local Social Security office. However, you may also report the death of a Social Security beneficiary by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., or by submitting the death certificate to your local Social Security office. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Andrea, if you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and need to change your address, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or you can your local Social Security office directly.

  95. My daughter receives SSI and I am her representative payee. We have moved to another state and I cannot go to the SS office for my area as it is too far away. How can I go about getting our information updated and her medicaid transferred to the new place?

    • Thank you for contacting us Tracy. Generally, if you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you are required to report your new address directly to your (new) local office. Please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our representatives, and explain your situation, they may be able to provide assistance to update your daughter’s information. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. We hope this helps.

  96. Hi my name is Gloria an I received a letter from y’all today stating that my granddaughter Ana Marie won’t be getting her check for February of 2017 until I provide y’all with the correct address an bank account.

    • Generally, when you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you are required to contact your local Social Security office directly. If you’re unable to visit the office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please keep in mind that while we respond to general questions and provide general information on our programs and services, we remind you to never post personal information on social media. Thanks!

  97. I have been trying to change my address for 2 months. I called and walked through yhe chages 2 times. It has been 2 months i was told it would be 15 days. The changes failed to show after my first call. The 2nd rep told me it would be fixed by today. But nothing has changed. All my bills are behind and i am unable to work. Why is this happening

    • We apologize for any inconvenience Norita. If you receive Social Security benefits (retirement, disability, etc.) you can create a my Social Security account and simply change your address online. However, if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must report any new change, such as your change of address to the (new) local Social Security office.

  98. My little sister draws a check from our dad’s social security retirement and her mother is in control of but she has been living with me full time for the last 11 months. My question is can we change her mother from getting the check since she doesn’t have my sister or support her at all?

    • Thank you for contacting us Eva. Generally, we pay the benefits to the family member who is the primary care provider of the child. You may want to apply to be your sister’s new Representative Payee. You will need to contact the local office for a face-to-face interview. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, please read our publication: A Guide For Representative Payees.

  99. My dad who has been independent till now is going into a nursing home in his city of residence. The house he owns will not be sold as long as he is alive, but he won’t be living at that address. My sister lives out of state and I am abroad. We have arranged with a lawyer for my sister to have durable power of attorney but have not yet obtained a court order to complete the process as up till now, he was able to manage his affairs. But after recent surgery he has suffered cognitive impairment. He receives SS benefits credited to his account, which will not change. We would like to change his mailing address for SS to my sister’s address so that any communications will go directly to her . Is that possible to do simply by making an on line account? Thanks

    • Hi, we are sorry to hear about your father’s medical condition. First, you can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. Since it sounds like your father will need help managing his Social Security account, your sister may wish to pursue becoming his Representative Payee. This would allow her to manage his Social Security benefits and conduct business with Social Security on his behalf. Please note that having a power of attorney, being an authorized representative, or having a joint bank account with the beneficiary, is not the same as being a payee. Your sister will need to contact the local office for a face-to-face interview. She can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. When appropriate, Social Security also looks for qualified organizations to be representative payees. In this case, the nursing facility may consider applying to be the representative payee for your father. Please consider talking with the nursing facility manager or administrator about this important issue, they will contact us if they have specific questions or to understand the facility’s responsibilities. For more information, please read our publication: A Guide For Representative Payees. Thanks!

  100. Re: Forwarding address for deceased beneficiary
    There is no information on the web site to report a change of address (forwarding address) after the death of a deceased beneficiary. This is so the heir, personal representative or administrator can receive correspondence, and also the 1099-SSA in a timely way. The decedent is not available to make the change of address on the website! The 1099 is mailed to the beneficiary’s address. But — the decedent’s house or apartment may be vacant, sold, etc. The mail forwarding may have expired. So the decedent’s tax return cannot be prepared. This situation needs to be addressed. Thank you.

    • Hi Karen. The confidentiality of tax return information does not end with the death of the subject of the information. Generally, the law restricts the disclosure of tax return information about deceased individuals. In some cases we may disclose SSA-1099 information to a survivor of the deceased, only if we are able to establish the relationship of the survivor to the deceased based on SSA records. All requests for release of this information must be in writing and submitted to the local Social Security office. We hope this information helps

  101. Good afternoon, Mr. Fernandez. At the request of my mental health counselor, I’ve been attempting to locate the form(s) necessary for her to update my disability file with new information. Unfortunately, I’m having great difficulty in doing so.

    I’ve attempted calling Social Security directly for assistance, and the representatives haven’t been very helpful or willing to assist in the matter either. Also, like others have mentioned, the wait time is very long (even during the low-traffic periods). As a result, I’m trying to do as much as I can online, so I don’t have to go to the local office.

    While I understand that Social Security is very busy, and I personally understand that the GAO considers the reduction of wasteful spending and fraud a priority, these types of conditions seem counterproductive. You’re asking us to be straight with you, but not providing the means to do so.

    I’ll keep trying to find the forms, but it’s heartbreaking. I have the chance to get off of SSI and remain self-dependent, and this is the only step keeping me from achieving the goal.

    You can do better than this. Please don’t make us lose faith in your mission, because many of us already have. Thank you.

    • Hi Nick. When we need additional medical information, we generally attempt to obtain the information by contacting the medical source (doctor’ office, clinic, hospital, etc.) directly. Form SSA-827 serves as the official form for obtaining your written consent to release information to SSA. To add new medical evidence or a medical source to your pending claim, you can mail or take the information to your local Social Security office. If you’re receiving benefits under the Supplemental Security Income or SSI, and working, please visit this link to a summary about SSI Work Incentives. Work incentive employment supports disabled and blind SSI beneficiaries go to work by minimizing the risk of losing their SSI or Medicaid benefits. We hope this information helps.

  102. My son get Social Security from his deceased father and they give it to me to care for him not widows but for him I recently got married I called Social Security and reported it and went down to the office and change my last name they started it back up a couple months later is that because I have no income or because I don’t get widows but I get it to care for him

  103. I was on SS disability for a little over a year back in 2004. It took almost 3 years for my application to be approved. At a certain point in 2006, I stopped cashing the checks and called SS to say I did not want to received SS disability any more, because I was unable to stay under the monthly limit of what I could earn. After some time, I got a letter from SSA saying that I had earned too much in several months while I was getting disability and that I had to pay EVERY DIME back (the amount was over $32,000. I have had phone conversations and filled out forms over and over, and I still am owing that money. For over a year they were garnishing my paychecks at $100 every pay period, but then all of a sudden that was stopped.

    For the past two years, my federal tax refunds are going to the Social Security Administration to pay back that money. My son has been disabled for the past two years and has been living with me as his sole supporter. I am on the edge of bankruptcy and they still take that money. He has doctor bills and medications that I have to pay for out of my pocket. Can I call someone to find out if they can let me have my tax refund. I have plenty of documentation to prove that I have been his caretaker.

    • We wish we could be more help Rene, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local office will be able to assist you in your request to stop collection or consider a lesser withholding amount from your benefits. For more information and to learn about appeals and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“. If you still have questions, or need further assistance, you should call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

  104. hey ray I have a question, I just received a letter of denial cause of overpayment of resources, seems after my father passed away, I accidentally put my name on my moms checking accounts (I didn’t take one cent from the account as the checkbooks are not in my name) I am going to file an appeal for reconsideration tomorrow any advice would be helpful

    thank you

    dave

    • Hi Dave, you can now submit and request an appeal online and provide documents electronically to support your appeal. We wish we could be more help, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local office will be able to assist you better in this situation. For more information and to learn about appeal and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“.

      • Ray, how long does it take once I fill out the appeal for reconsideration to actually have the hearing scheduled? hopefully I don’t have to wait too long

        thanks again

        Dave

        • Hi Dave. A reconsideration is the first level in the appeals process. Typically, the length of time it takes to receive a decision on your reconsideration is about 60 days but the amount of time could vary from case-to-case. We reevaluate all evidence, plus any additional evidence submitted and make a new decision. If you have questions about your reconsideration, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask to speak with one of our representatives. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  105. MR. FERNANDEZ…..IN LATE JAN 2016 S.S. MAILED ME A FORM TO FILL OUT. THE FORM WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS ANY CHANGE IN MY SITUATION, THREE CHECKMARKS AND A SIGNATURE AND IT WAS SENT BACK VIA THE ITALIAN POSTAL SERVICE TWO DAYS LATER. ABOUT 30 DAYS LATER S.S. SENT MY WIFE AND I A LETTER SAYING THE FORM WAS NEVER RECEIVED AND THEY CUT OFF OUR BENEFIT CHECKS. I FOUND THE SAME FORM ON THE S.S. SITE FILLED IT OUT PLUS THE FORM FOR REINSTATEMENT AND THIS TIME SENT IT BACK VIA U.P.S. IT WAS RECEIVED AND SIGNED FOR BY S.S.

    WHAT A WAY TO TREAT MONEY WE EARNED. SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. TO DATE WE HAVE HEARD NOTHING. WE TRIED THE 800 NUMBER TO NO AVAIL.

    THIS IS JUST A ROTTEN WAY TO TREAT ELDERLY CITIZENS.

  106. Question: What if you did a couple of jobs for someone for some extra cash and you don’t expect to do this again, do you still have to report it? My son gets SSI and I did someone a favor this past month. Just making sure there are no overpayments.

  107. My son was born premature at 2.2 lbs at 27 weeks and was entitled to social security disability for his medical care while in the NICU. We also received monthly U.S. Treasury checks for about $186 for expenses (I guess) while he was in the NICU, but he has been out of the hospital for several months and we are still getting those checks. How long does this go on?

    • Thank you for contacting us David. Social Security does provide disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, to certain low birth weight infants, whether or not they are premature. Generally, a review or redetermination is required, 12 months after the birth of the child. SSI is a program based on financial need, and we consider the client’s income, and resources. In your son’s case, we take into account the income of certain family members living in the same household (i.e. parents, stepparents, ineligible children, etc.). Since we do not have access to personal records in this blog, we suggest that you contact your local office as soon as possible. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please visit our “Understanding Supplemental Security Income Reporting Responsibilities” web page for more information.

    • Hi TiAnna. We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not do direct messaging in this venue. Click here to get general information about survivors benefits. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email. We hope this helps!

  108. I REPORTED EXTRA INCOME IN AUGUST OF 2015 IT WAS SPENT DOWN INTHE SAME MONTH I NEVER HAD MORE THAN THE ALLOWED RESOURCES, HAD PHONE INTERVIEW IN MAY OF 2016 EVERYTHING WAS FINE NOW FEBURARY OF 2017 RECIEVED LETTER BENEFITS ARE STOPPED DUE TO OVERPAYMENT IN 2015 I NO LONGER HAVE MOST OF RECIEPTS AS I SENT THEM IN IN 2016 VERY CONFUSED WHEN I CALL SS THEY ALSO SAID IT SHOWS I HAD INTERVIEW ABOUT EXTRA INCOME IN 2016 IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM I SHOUD HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BACK THEN I HAVE FILED FOR AN APPEAL BUT MEAN WHILE BENEFITS HAVE STOPPED SEEMS LIKE I AM BEING PUNISHED FOR WORKER NOT DOING HER JOB CORRECTLY

    • We wish we could be more help Janice, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local office will be able to assist you better with the overpayment issue.
      If you still have questions, or need further assistance, you should call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thanks!

  109. My son gets disability because he has a heart condition. I live with my boyfriend and myself and our son. me and my boyfriend have been having a lot of problems and the question of breaking up has been on the table. My son will go with me to live somewhere else. how will this affect my sons money? will it still go off of my boyfriend’s income? i’m a full time student my only income is financial aid.

    • Hi, Bobbie. You may be getting our disability programs confused. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities, who meet the financial limits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, on the other hand, are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. If you are receiving SSDI as described, the sale of your home will not affect your benefits. For more information on the difference between Social Security disability and SSI, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps!

  110. I’ve been waiting for for my replacement SSI December check for 3 months. They told it would be 30 days. When I call for status ok get run around. Can I check status on line?

  111. My mother passed in june 2014 and recieved SSI and i believe i was one of her dependents. I was 14 at the time i am 17 now and will be 18 next year. I was told that once i turn 18 i will be eligible to receive a “back pay” for all the SSI she’s missed. i was wonder whats the truth to this and if there’s any how do i go about doing so. My mother was disabled and i am also i believe she received SSI for me also

    • Hi Miracle! You may be getting our programs confused. Benefits issued through our Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, are based on the needs of the individual and are only paid to the qualifying person. There are no spouse’s, children’s or survivors benefits payable. In the other hand, benefits paid through our Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, in certain circumstances, are payable to other family members. Usually, children’s benefits stop when children reach age 18 unless they are disabled, or if the child is still a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school at age 18. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal information, for clarification or to see if you’re eligible for benefits, please contact your local office or call our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Generally you’ll have a shorter wait-time if you call later during the week. We hope this information helps!

  112. Hi, I am a benefits specialist and my clients have been being told recently that they need a letter on letterhead from their employer with an end date to get their benefits reinstated. With jobs in fast food or service type jobs, this is often not possible to obtain. Does a final paystub suffice? or is there another option?

    • Thank you for your question Michelle. End of work activity, often requires verification from the employer. A final pay-stub may be acceptable. However, a representative from the local Social Security office makes a final determination about what form of verification is needed to reinstate benefits. See “Spotlight on Reporting Your Earnings to Social Security” for more information.

  113. My son was covered under SSI due. He no longer receives SSI due to too many resources. Does that mean that he no longer is disabled under SSA. When need to provide notice to have his COBRA extended.

    • Remember that the Supplemental Security Income or SSI program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. Your disability is based on the severity of your medical condition. However, when non-medical eligibility factors such as income or excess of countable resources do exceed the allowable limits, individuals are not eligible for their SSI monthly payment. If their income or resources change to below the allowable limits, these individuals could regain eligibility. They must contact their local office to request reinstatement. Individuals who are “suspended” for more than 12 consecutive months, because of excess of income and resources, would have to file a new claim. Please contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, for further assistance. Our telephone service representatives, are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

      • Thank you Ray Fernandez. Are we able to receive a letter showing that his was deemed disabled but not eligible for SSI?

        • You will need to speak to one of our representatives. Please contact your local Social Security office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  114. What do I do I reported a change each time it happened and now they don’t have as record of it . I am disabled. What do I do?

    • For your security, we do not have access to personal information in this venue. We do ask that members in our Blog community contact our offices or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 with questions about their specific case. Telephone representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

  115. Hi. My payee has been receiving SSI checks for me every month since I’ve been considered disabled. I have recently reported to Social Security that I haven’t been receiving those paychecks, and my payee has been spending them on themselves, as I do not live with my payee anymore. I now have a job, but I just received a letter in the mail, saying that I owe money to Social Security. Why could this be happening, and why do I owe money, if I have reported not receiving any of the SSI help because of my payee’s actions?

    • Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local Social Security office will be able to assist you, explain the basis of the overpayment, and investigate the alleged misuse of benefits. For more information and to learn about appeals and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“. For further assistance, 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.

  116. Tell me, what is the waiting period when SDI serves you a NOTICE OF BENEFIT EXHAUSTION , how long does it take for Social Security to make the Award (payment) adjustment ( for example 446 , then adjust to 1,329)

    • Hi. Unfortunately, your question is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. We do ask that members in our Blog community continue to work with our local offices with questions about their specific case. We hope you get this matter resolved soon.

  117. Hello. I have a question. My adult daughter who is on SSI is living with my mom in another state. (She did live with me at one time and I was her sponsor then but turned it over to my mom when she wanted to do it) Now my mom is thinking she doesn’t want to handle being the sponsor but still wants my daughter to live there (I chalk her not wanting to handle the financial because she’s 85 but she’s in excellent health) so my question is even though I live in another state could I take the sponsorship back over and my daughter still stay with my mom even though we are in different states? Thanks for any help on this.

    • Thank you for your question Liz. We usually select a family member living in the same household as a representative payee. Someone who can see the beneficiary often and knows of his or her needs. In some cases social service agencies or other organizations can serve as representative payees. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office directly.

  118. I have been drawing my own SSI for a few years. My husband is now 70 and just started getting the mandatory SSI that one must start taking at 70. I am now 66 years old and would like to check into drawing on his retirement. How do I go about doing that? Thank you.

    • Hi Rebecca. You’re probably referring to retirement benefits (SSI or the Supplemental Security Income is a different program-SSI benefits are only paid to the qualifying person, and there are no spouse’s benefits payable). If the benefit you receive now based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive on your husband’s record, you may be eligible for an increase of your monthly benefit amount. Sometimes, a person could be entitled to more than one benefit at the same time and may receive a combination of benefits equaling a higher amount. For example, a person may be entitled as a retired worker on his/her own record and also as a spouse on another record. However, this individual’s benefit amount can never exceed the highest of either benefit amount to which they are entitled to.
      Note: Spouse’s Benefits do not include any delayed retirement credits your husband may receive. To see if you qualify for a higher benefit than what you are currently receiving, you may call our toll free telephone number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day, or later in the week, thanks.

  119. I started working a full time job do i have to call social security administration office to let them know that i work full time job.? I don’t want to get ssi and have a full time job because than they will make me pay them back.

  120. hey how long will it take for the benefits to be reinstated on my card after they where stopped due to change of address

    • Hi Tangela. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to assist you. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or visit your local Social Security office directly.

  121. Hello. Both of my sons have Autism and receive SSI. When my second son was approved, our first son’s formula for what he receives each month was not modified to reflect that we have no ineligible children in our household. This is causing him to receive over $200 a month less than he should be getting. I have contacted the manager at my local office on three occassions. He has never returned my calls. I called an 800 number and the person I spoke with agreed that it’s a problem that should be resolved. Unfortunately she said it needed to be routed through my local office. Is there a national address that I can send documentation to get this resolved?

    • We apologize for the delay and inconveniences you are experiencing, Chris. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. You can expedite correction of your situation by visiting your local office. You can request to speak with the manager directly to see how we can find a resolution to your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can write to us and provide us with more information.

  122. Hi ,
    I want to report lost my Social security in the international aeroport of Newark on 07-09-2017.Please I aprecciate if you contact me by my e’mail to follow with the duties that I need to do also give my number of my SS.thank for your cooperation I waiting anything.

    • Hi Maria! We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not do direct messaging in this venue. We respond to questions and provide general information through our Blog and Facebook page. If you have a general question, we encourage you to ask here. But remember, never post personal information on social media. Also keep in mind that you will rarely need to show your Social Security card. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you need to apply for a replacement card, visit our “New or Replacement Social Security Number and Card” web page. If you suspect identity theft, please contact the Federal Trade Commission. You can find more information in their website: http://www.idtheft.gov. Thanks!

      • Thank you very much for your answer but right now I am living for long period in Bolivia I do Not know if there coming to use my ss card this my concern and my worries. just I white for inform ss administration that I lost my card If. you may do something for me I appreciate a lot .Thank you very much.Maria.

  123. I was approved for ssd back in july they gave me back pay but it was put in to a wrong account. The money was sent back to ssd from the bank but it hasn’t been re issued as of yet and it has been over two months now.
    My attorney has been paid from my back pay but i still haven’t received anything not even monthly benefits.
    Every time I call or my attorney calls they say its sitting in the payment center any advice would be great.

    • Hi, Dana. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  124. Thanks I just apply for disability benefits and mailed all my medical evidence but there has been a change in my medication which is a stronger dosis that it was written by the docotor how or where i can notify this change becasue it can mean a difference in considering benefits

    • Hello Sandra. To add new medical evidence or a medical source to your pending claim, you can mail or take the information to your local Social Security office. We suggest you include an “Attention” line on the envelope with the name of the claims representative who took your claim. If you need further assistance, 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. Thanks!

  125. Under the stipulation of agreement No: CDDM 013281 between me and my ex-husband in the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage which is approved by the Iowa District Court for Johnson County of Iowa where my ex-husband assign his entire United States Social Security Benefits in lieu of alimony to me. I like to request The Social Security Administration to enforce the stipulation of agreement by transfer all my ex-husband record of earning to my existing record of earning and update the new total of record of earning for me to update the new monthly Social Security payment effective by next year February 15th 2018 as I will be 65 year old.

  126. Do I need to come in to report a change in my income. I was told when I signed up that my Medicare deduction would change when my income was lowered. How do i go about making that change? Do i need to come in the office or is there a form i can submit?

  127. I’m on social security for a long time. Social Security allows me to work as long as I don’t go over the required amount. Well I can’t get through calling the toll free number to let them know that I’m no longer working at my last employment. I’m not really good with this technical stuff. The only reason I haven’t went to my local branch is because I’m waiting for my last two check stubs to come through. Someone give me some advice.

  128. I will like to change my address from 745 north front reading pa 19601 to 307 Hoskins Place reading pa 19602 I pay Mark Williams 300.00 a month for rent I contacted welfare and they are aware of the changes

  129. My wife and I are here in Cebu City,Philippines on an extended stay. Last October 20,2017, we received an
    ↵SSA Form 7162 saying that SSA did not receive any
    ↵response to “First Request” earlier sent to our address in Cebu City, Philippines. The “Second Request” is dated
    ↵October 4,2017. On a separate sheet, the Office said that we have until 45 days to comply an answer to questionnaire about changes in address,marriage or citizenship.Concerned about the 45-day deadline, we already sent the filled out forms through surface mail on October 25,2017 to : Social Security Administration
    ↵PO BOX 7162, Wilkes Barre PA 18767-7162, USA.
    ↵Is there any way we can ask attention to our situation, that after the 45-day deadline, our benefits would be stopped.
    ↵Last June 16,2016 we sent the same Form 7162 and we do not know if the PA Office received both my wife’s and my forms as we did not receive any notice until last October 20,2017. Please help.
    ↵Sincerely,
    ↵Vincent C. Ladiona ***-**-****A
    ↵Bernadette B. La Diona ***-**-****B
    ↵142 Sabellano Street, Pardo
    ↵Cebu City 6000
    ↵Philippines

    • Hi, Williams. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

    • We are sorry to hear about your loss, Suzette. If your husband worked long enough to be insured under Social Security, you may be eligible for widow’s benefits. Survivor’s benefits are not established automatically. If you haven’t already, you should call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 to report the death and to apply for benefits. If you already applied for benefits, please contact the office that took your claim directly. If you’re not able to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask one of our agents to assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Please read our publication How Social Security Can Help You When a Family Member Dies for more information.

    • We’re sorry to hear about your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to their local Social Security office. However, you may also report a death yourself by submitting the death certificate to your local Social Security office in person. You may be eligible for a lump-sum death benefit of $255 (a one-time payment) or monthly survivors benefits on your wife’s Social Security record. For more information, please read our publication, “How Social Security Can Help You When a Family Member Dies.”

  130. I have been trying to change my deceased mothers address sine 09/26/17 with no luck. I have tried calling s.s. phone, no luck, called medicare no luck. She passed 09/23/17′ and we are not receiving her info due to wrong address? Help

    • Thanks for your question. We’re sorry to hear about your loss. Unfortunately, we cannot change the address on a terminated record. The benefit statement is mailed to the last address in our records and is intended for the spouse or executor of the deceased. If you do not have access to the mail at that address, the executor will need to go into the local field office with proof of death and proof of executorship. An SSA-1099 can also be given to someone receiving benefits on the deceased beneficiary’s record such as a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased. We hope this helps.

  131. I am trying to report a change in my marital status. Your local office is closed for tomorrow’s holiday. This article says I can report it at a telephone number, a number which tells me to call back when agents are working.

    My new spouse thinks that this is our deadline date for reporting the change. I shall continue exploring the website, and write a letter to local office mailed today. I hate to miss arbitrary deadlines.

    ‘Twould be nice off required reports were easier to make.

    • Thank you for your question, Ronica. For a person receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, marriage does not affect his or her benefit. These benefits are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For a person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), getting married may affect his or her benefit. This is because the amount of the SSI benefit is based, in part, on the income available to him or her and the spouse. See “If I get married, will it affect my benefits” for more information.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, to provide your marriage information. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

    • Hi Maria. Unfortunately, your question is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue. Please contact your local office or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and ask one of our agents to assist you. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

  132. when do I get my benefits back ? Was told as soon as it went in the system. This was almost a week ago and I have NO money as this is my only sizeable income, bills are not getting paid and can not buy any groceries. PLEASE HELP

    • Hello Nancy, we apologize for this inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please continue working with your local office and know you can request to speak with the office manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit your local servicing office, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

    • For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please contact your local Social Security office. If you are unable to visit your local servicing office, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  133. My bank has been changed. I called your office in November and gave your representative all the information about the bank where my retirement pension should come. I was told that all information was accepted and I will start receiving my pension in the other bank starting December 2017.
    Please confirm that it has been changed. Usually I receive my pension by 4th of each month. I still did not receive it.

    • Hi Elena. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak with one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Remember, you can manage your Social Security benefits with a personal my Social Security account, including establishing or making changes to your direct deposit information. We hope this helps!

  134. My wife received her Social Security statement of a COLA increase by mail four days ago, but I have not received mine. Our postal service is not the best service around and I’ve been wondering if maybe my notice was delayed by social security or if my statement miss delivered. Should I be concerned? Also, after I started receiving social security, I was working part time for a safety council. They did take social security out of my wages and I never made more than I was allowed under the benefit requirements. Does my social security benefits need to be adjusted because of the social security amounts collected from my part time wages? Thank you for your advice.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Ronald. Generally, if you continue to work while receiving retirement benefits, your monthly benefit amount may increase. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase monthly benefits. To learn more read our publication “How Work Affects Your Benefits”.
      Also, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) notices for 2018 are expected to be mailed throughout the month of December, so please continue to look out for it in the mail. Thanks!

  135. What form do I need to fill out for changing my address. I have been living outside the USA for some time. How can I download one. Have recently move to Medellin, Colombia.
    I have done this several times in the past. Please help.
    Roger P Bienvenu

  136. How do I get a change address. Need a form to fill out. Did this in the past. I am now living in Medellin, Colombia.
    Can I download a form then mail it to the states?Please advise.
    Roger P. Bienvenu

  137. Report of job change. My last with EasterSeals was 11/17/2017. I am now a Independent Provider I started 11/20/2017. Pay rate is $4.90 per unit.

  138. Once again–why is my SS been reduced? Last year I received $14,698.80 I paid Medicare Part B $1258.80.
    This year I will get $1,253.00 and pay Medicare $133.00, giving me an amount of $1120.00. Why

    • Hi Juanita. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog, and cannot answer your question at this time. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  139. Is it alright if I( as rep payee for my daughters medicare disability) change her address on line? She lives with me and is mentally handicapped. She is not capable of doing this herself. She can not do this by phone either. I read where it is not legal for me to do this.

    • Thank you for your question, Dianne. Unfortunately, you cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. You can only create a my Social Security account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.
      However, as your daughter’s representative payee, you can report the change by phone. 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.

  140. I am trying to change my status to notify that I got married via myaccount or email. Have not found any way to do this, or an explanation of same.

  141. How do I change my direct deposit that is going to my checking account in my current bank to go to my checking account in a different bank?

  142. EX SPOUSE DIED SEP 11 2017
    ALIMONY STILL DEDUCTED
    HER SS *** – ** – *** CHARLOTTE NORMAN
    MY SS *** – ** – *** RONALD M NORMAN
    please correct this

    • Hi Ronald, for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please contact your local Social Security office, or call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for information related to garnishment of Social Security benefits.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

  143. I need help. I inherited Some money when my parents died money my local office told me that because Iof the inherited money they would take a percentage of my disability check. Can chill there over payment was paid back Instead they took the entire check and part of my WO’Dowd benefits check. I have no money left for the last eight months I’ve used my inheritance to pay my bills this month I can’t pay my rent or any of my utilities one by one everything is getting shut off I don’t know what to do and thEy are not helping me I asked for a hearing so I can bring my caregiver in and we could explain all the transactions. Instead they want me to drop paperwork off and explain every cash with drawl she has the money at the grocery store I didn’t keep the receipts. In the meantime I can’t pay any of my bills my TVs been turned off my electric is being turned up and now I can’t pay my rent one of my supposed to do I have no way there if you did it my leg and help with my foot on the other like I have lupus and a lot of other Myou disorders I can’t work I don’t know what to do is a shelter my next step?

  144. ALL I WANT TO DO IS CHANGE MY CONTACT ADDRESS. WE HAVE MOVED TO 4224 DORNOCH DR LAKE WALES FL 33859. I CANNOT SEEM TO DO THIS ON LINE. MY PREVIOUS ADDRESS WAS 1820 WOODPOINTE DR WINTER HAVEN FL 33884 CAN YOU PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RECORDS TO REFLECT THE ABOVE REFERENCED INFORMATION. THANK YOU KINDLY

    • If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      If you are having difficulties with your personal my Social Security account, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account.
      If you get SSI, or are unable to change your address online, you can:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.
      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information. Please be cautious about posting personal information on any social media channels. Thanks!

  145. Well I did change my address , for some reason you took that as I don’t want my direct deposit. All I did was change my address and now your MAILING Me My check . Nobody asked your service to do that.
    I requested to change my address AND NOTHING ELSE so why are you NOW MAILING ME MY CHECK

  146. i opened a different account for the derict deposit to go into,my problem is i would like to have the change from one account to the other…….very simple realy

  147. Both myself and wife now on SS and have auto deposit! We are thinking of moving to Texas from California to be closer to our family and want to know what is need to make these changes.We will still have our bank but branch would be changed to another state.

    • Hi Dale, many of our services are conveniently available anytime at our website.
      We encourage our customers to create a my Social Security account. With a personal my Social Security account, you can get estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, review your earnings record and much more.
      Representatives at our toll free number, 1-800-772-1213, are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  148. hello I need to report change of income for 2018 claim number#244820692D,,,phone number 3362559422,,,, new amount estimate 32,000.00 dollars

    • Hi Nona. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog.
      To report your 2018 wages, 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. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on any social media channels. Thanks!

  149. Can you report transportation to and from work by faxing or calling in a trip history from the MBTA on a monthly basis?

    • Hi Terry. Your SSDI benefits are not affected, however if you receive SSI benefits, you must report any change on your income or resources, when receiving SSI benefits.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday-Friday, between 7 a.m and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  150. I changed my address on line at ssa.gov 2 months ago and am still getting mail sent to the old address. Who’s responsibility is it to actually get the change made and get the mail sent to the correct address????? Please make the change! I don’t have an hour and a half to wait on the phone to talk to someone about this.

    • We apologize for this inconvenience, Clay. We do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot update your record.
      In your situation, you will need to speak to one of our representatives. Generally, when calling our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, you will have a shorter wait time, if you call later during the day or later in the week. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office. Thanks.

  151. I plan on retiring from SAU#74, Barrington, NH in June of 2018. Will this change any benefits and when do I have to sign up
    for Medicare for hospitalization (part B?)

  152. I want to change my address and my husbands. Lowell N Green ***-**-**** and mine LaDonna J Green from 542 N Main, Arlington, OH to 2800 S Main St, Apt 103, Findlay, Ohio. 45840

  153. my medical bills are not getting paid because my Real Insurance that I pay for keeps telling me I have Medicare, I do not have medicare . I have been to SS office several times and given them a lot of filled forms , that I am working full time and pay for my own Insurance, yet my medical bills are not getting paid . My insurance company will not pay because they say I have medicare. So no one is getting paid, I am getting bad reports on my credit score . Please remove me from Medicare I do not have it. Last time I was at SS office was two weeks ago and they stated they would fix it again. It is not fixed! If I have medicare then medicare is not paying my medical bill either. I DO NOT HAVE MEDICARE! Please fix this matter it has been going on for over a year.

    • We apologize for the delay and inconveniences you are experiencing, Christine. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the office manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  154. If you own your home and just can’t take take care of it any more. With out no love one living in that state and what to move to the state with your one one. So you decide to turn or your home to sisters. So you can get into low cost housing. Will your SSI stop.

  155. I just got my online ss account not to long ago as I approach retirement i notice last sept 2010 my earnings were reported wrong in sept i sent all the correct information
    But still no answer is it to late to report this.
    I dont make alot of money but every little bit helps

    • Thank you for contacting us, Carolyn. If your earnings records are not corrected yet, you may need to go into your local Social Security office for a follow up. When you go, you will need to provide proper ID and evidence of your missing earnings. We can use documents such as W-2s, pay stubs, etc.
      Also, you should know that as long as you can provide us with supporting documents, we can make the correction at the time of your application for retirement benefits and prior to establishing your monthly payments.
      Please read our publication “How to Correct Your Social Security Earnings Record” for more information.
      To make an appointment or for further assistance, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. We hope this helps.

  156. I wish to report a change in my rent . Recently I moved into my mother’s home. She is charging me rent. 650.00$. I am curious what I have To do to verify this with you.

    • Hi Nicole, if you’re receiving SSI benefits, you will need to report the change of your new living arrangement and provide a copy of your “rental agreement” to your local Social Security office.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  157. I turned everything I have current fax date and it still stands provableness from doctor references proof calls on phone assistance checker..please approve. Just ask your nearest El Cajon office. Erik tricky Ortega. *** – ** – ***.
    DOB 10/20/1980.
    Send to that office anything and checks..if not please tell me more information for me to know and maybe an explain…something good for me…it spells it out for you. Sincerely Erik t. Ortega.

  158. I would appreciate, a phone call, to check on a form, that was mailed to me. It is in regard to my disability check, that $134.00, will be taken out each month for Medicare. I will not have enough then to pay all my bills. Thank You, .Linda Smith. 425-998-3565

  159. How to sign up on SSD because of back problems my employer will not talk to anyone at Social Security what can I do , He refuses to talk to anyone how can we make him disclose my information I need someone’s help thank you

    • The Social Security Act sets out a strict definition for disability. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death.
      However, if a person believes they are disabled and meets our definition of disability, we encourage them to apply for disability benefits immediately after they became disabled. You can apply online, which is quick and easy. For more information visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” web page on disability.
      If you need further assistance, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  160. I know it’s my responsibility. I have called.I was told on answering services I can do it on Webb site. If I couldn’t hold for approx.55 min.. So. I think I went through .

  161. Today, Feb 20, 2018 I have spent one hour and 27 minutes on hold for a 3 minute and 46 second conversation with a SS rep. This makes my THIRD attempt to correct a SS “glitch”. On Nov. 2, 2017 my disabled daughter and I moved from Lavaca County TX to Harris County TX. As required, I called and reported that change to SS that same week. My daughter receives Medicaid services through United Healthcare Star Plus Community Plan which is available in both Lavaca County and Harris County. All of her services (nursing, respite, doctors, prescriptions, feeding tube, formula, wheelchair, diapers, etc.) were transferred to Harris County. Everything was fine for Nov., Dec, 2017 and Jan. 2018, however, on Feb. 1, 2018 this “glitch” put her back in Lavaca County and assigned her to the Superior Healthcare Plan (which none of her doctors, i.e. neurologists, orthopedist, pcp, etc. are on). Every time I call, which involves sitting on hold forever only to be told that my address is still incorrect and that SS has been “having problems with their system” and that it will take 30 to 45 days from my phone call take effect (which phone call? The first call, the second call or the third call?) My daughter cannot wait 30 to 45 days from any of those calls! She runs out of her meds at the end of Feb! I cannot make any doctors’ appointments. Her nursing services, medical equipment services will end. I am a single mother of a severely disabled adult child trying desperately to care for her. I moved from Lavaca County to Harris County to start a new job that would enable me to do so. However, I cannot sit on hold for hours only to be told nothing has been done to help me get SOCIAL SECURITY’S “problems with their system” fixed and I cannot take off work to go sit FOR HOURS in a SS office. I did not create this problem. I did and continued to do what I was required to do! My daughter is the one who will be suffering, not SS if this “problem with their system” is not fixed and her services restored immediately. I am ready to call my Congressman!

    • Hello Amber. We apologize for the inconveniences you’re experiencing. We have referred your complaint to our Office of Operations to follow up and to take corrective action as necessary. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  162. My husband and I have separated and though we both live on our property, we do not live together any more. He cooks for himself as do I. We inhabit separate living quarters.I am applying for foodstuffs and would like to request my full benefits so I can keep up with my monthly obligations. My case number is: Wilma L. Simpson; ***-**-****A; my monthly allotment is now 429.00. I would like to apply for my full benefits.

  163. I got married to a British citizen December 13, 2017 and I am from USA. We plan on living in England and I am in the process of filling for Indefinite Leave to Remain in England. How do I change my marital status to ” Married “? What form do I use and how much time do I have ?

  164. I Maria return 2012 Nissan Versa on 12/26/2017 no have the car
    I got a new vehicle Ford Edge 2011
    02/21/2018 for disability of Roxana Romero and follow up doctors

  165. My apt. complex (31 Baltimore Ave.) needs a paper proving the amt. of my SSI monthly payment. They do this report yearly for every tenants protection. I need this report within 7 days. My SSI pmt. goes directly to my Bank. If it is necessary I can go to the SSI building for the paper or the Social Security building. I would like to know which is necessary, Thank You

  166. my elderly mother died. do i need to send a death certificate to the SSA and if so how do i do it and does it have to be an original?

    • We are sorry for your loss, Kathy. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting their local Social Security office.
      If you would like to verify if this information was reported, you will need to speak to one of our representatives. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
      Please keep in mind that to be eligible for a Social Security benefit payment, a person has to live throughout the entire month. If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, you must return the benefit received for the month of death or any later months. Social Security benefits are paid the month after they are due.
      For example, if the person dies in February, you must return the benefit paid in March. Thank you.

  167. Have been trying to find out information and can never get through to SS office here. Can you please let me know if I am a caretaker for my mother and I only am collecting my SS under 12K. Do I get any exemptions from SS Taxes?

    • Hi Susan. For income tax related questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040.
      Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your benefits. We hope this information helps!

  168. I need to change my address, from 6955Wheatland Rd. Keizer, Oregon 97303 to, 7570 Bella Terra, Highland, California. 92346

    • Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we cannot update or make any changes to your records.
      If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using your personal my Social Security account.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  169. I am trying to change my address on line or by phone. The phone service always says to call back, all representatives are busy. I am unable to get my address changed on line as they say the email address is already used. What do I do next? I am at wits end as unable to talk to someone and unable to get on line. Please Help!

  170. Yes I just received a letter from Social Security saying my benefits of 542 been reduced to 0.00 what is the reason for this

    • If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •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!

  171. I changed my bank for SS deposit three (3) months ago. You promised it would be there after 2 months which would have been Feb. 2018. Had all kinds of trouble as it never arrived, overdrawn bill payer payments. Found it at old bank. Now its the 3rd month (March) and neither bank has received my SS deposit. What can I do?

  172. I NEED TO CHANGE MY BANK INFORMATION WHY IS IT THAT IT IS NOT ALLOWING ME TO OPEN MY ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE IT KEEPS TELLING I HAVE EXCEEDED MY LIMITS THIS IS RIDICULOUS
    I NEED TO CHANGE MY INFORMATION THIS MAKES NO SENSE WHAT SO EVER PLEASE EMAIL ME AT GMSMITH257@AOL.COM

    • We are sorry you are having difficulty with your personal my Social Security account. For assistance, please call 1-800-772-1213. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Sometimes, it might be best to visit your local Social Security office for further assistance. To find out how to locate your local office, please visit http://go.usa.gov/Z4fT. We hope this helps!

  173. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CHG MY ADDRESS FOR SOCIAL SEC. ALTHOUGH I AM USING MY SAME CAL BANK, ALSO I WAS TOLD I HAVE TO CANCELL MY CAL MEDICAID, I JUST SIGNED UP FOR OHIO MEDICAID? CANNOT GET ANYONE IN CA TO PICK UP THE LINE AND HELP ME. SOMEWHERE IT WAS SAID I CANNOT TRANSFER BENEFITS, AND SOME SAID I CAN, I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE I MOVED, HOWEVER I MOVED WITH VERY ;LITTLE NOTICE!

  174. i’m telling you that my brother pass on or around 3/21/18 his name is Dale Edwards Smith born on 7/14/ 65. i beleave, he was 2 years younger than me, my name is glenn smith i;m his brother, any question call me 612-384-4160 i i want too make sure no one uses is namr on his up coming ssi check card is not used or his name is used to further themselfs

  175. I am replacing a payee who has pass away in January 2018 and she cared for our sister with the SSI benefits. I have the letter from SS naming me as the payee for this person. However, I do not know who to go to request that her monthly SSI check be sent directly to another bank.
    Please help me with guidance. Thank you.

    • Hi Martha. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  176. I entered Aultman Hospital on 04/02 and was discharged 04/10.

    My household expenses did not change – I still have rent, and utilities.

    I have reported this stay to OJFS and assume that my SNAP benefit will be decreased on 4/21

    Thanks

  177. Change my address
    Old address: 1037 N Westlink. Wichita Ks. 67212
    New address: 1712N Stoney Point. Wichita Ks 67212
    New phone #. 633-6478

  178. I have a number to call about an overpayment withholding. Always leaving messages and waiting a week to hear back. Is this normal turn around time?

  179. As aforementioned , my mother”s Social Security check was significantly lower . Hundreds in fact. I am confident that this matter will have a satisfactory outcome. This user-friendly website has assured me as much. Time , as is often the case, is of the essence. So in that spirit, I place my confidence in the fine workers that the Social Security office’s of New Jersey is known. Hence I look forward to a happy, mutual resolution to this matter.

  180. I am having 400 extra dollars taken out of my 1278 monthly check for medicare premiums because of my 2016 tax return,it stated I made alot of money but it was really a disallowed stck loss,it is called the Wash Rule. in017 I claimed the loss and have a negative income for the year,I am in danger of losing my home,my mortgage is 537 a month,i have less than 300 dollars to live on,for the last three months,I have appealed it,the Irs and state have agreed with me and realized I never made this money,can you help me

  181. I know a person who never went thru the hearing her father and law and she was drawing the next month her husband works with mine at the sevierville highway dept.he makes 750.00 every two weeks she draws 1300.00 I have the medical disabilities but I husband makes 300.00 to much you my want to check Dorothy Thurman Gary Thurman’s works for sevierville county hyway department fair is fair

  182. Change of address to 2010 15 st porttownsend wa 98e68 ok box 1322 porttownsend wa 98368. John gladson *** – ** – *** birth 10 09 58

  183. I need to add my RDP who is also my dependent to my social security benefits. How do I do this and what, if any forms, do I need to fill out and send in to the Social Security Office? How does this affect my social security benefits?

  184. James W Adkins: *** – ** – ***. P.O. Box 751 Albany, KY 42602. Reporting change in my household. my wife has left and moved out.

  185. I pulled out my old tax records and found I worked in 1977 for the Department of the Army in Fort Meade MD. My income was $8,901.07. In 1978 I also filed and my income was $4,801.02, again with the Department of the Army in Fort Meade MD. These two years were blank in the summary noted in my SSA on- line account. Please advise how I should forward this information to SSA so my records can be updated. I have the original tax forms and calculations that our CPA at the time prepared. These two years I was married to another individual and filed joint tax returns. I have called and received a call back but the line got disconnected. I tried again and was advised to call back.

  186. I am trying to let you know, I will be working part time training people to build swimming pools, with Palm Bay Pools LLC.

    • Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we cannot update your records through this blog. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on any social media channels. Thanks!

  187. I already receive social security, my check is direct deposit, I need to change the account number so I can receive my checks.

  188. My name is YvonneDumontIlivein Canada and receive security benefit social security no126,84 4392

    Because I was very sick I now have to live in a home for old people ,myappartment has been close and Iwill not receive mail anymore there , my new address is ,,,.Les 4 saisons ,25 Maheu street , chateauguay ,Quebec J6K 5G8

    My husband name is Elvin Quinones his social security no is *** – ** – *** he is now living with is son in NorthCarolina but we are not separated, we had no choice ,he couldn’t live by himself ,but his health is better than mine
    Hope you understand you can write to me at the address I gave you and will be happy to answer any question thank you

  189. I have been trying for over TWO HOURS to find someway to talk to someone about changing my SS direct deposit from BoA in America to Santander Bank here in Mexico. Can’t anyone help me?

  190. This dose not concern me I have been on1995 SS since 1995 all I am trying to do is log in to my online banking account.

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. One of our representatives should be able to assist you.
      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.
      Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog.
      One of our representatives should be able to assist you. 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. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Or contact your local Social Security office.
      Remember, many services, including applying for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits, requesting a replacement Medicare card, or reporting a change of address, and creating a my Social Security account, are conveniently available anytime at our website. Thanks!

  191. Can I change bank account and routing number online, or do I have to go to the Social Security office to do this?

  192. I’m my son payee representative and I’m trying to report that I started working last month at McDonald’s

  193. Hello there ,
    My problem is That when I closed my rep payee account with hope services .my savings was turned over to social security.How can I get my savings sent to me.

    • Hello Hunter. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  194. To whom it may concern I Doris Watts is disabled and received a check each month but now my check has been off for 5 to 6 months they said I need a payee over my check didn’t have one then but now I have a payee that I want over my money thank you my payee who I want to be my payee name is Marvin Giles his date of birth is 01/23/1967 relationship to him is my fiancee known him for 6 years and we live together thank you

    • Hello Doris. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You can request to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation.
      If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

  195. Hello this is Jacqueline Briggs I just want to report my address has been changed you guys got my apartment number wrong which is apartment 2 my address is 13 Bleecker Street New York City Apartment 21122 113 Bleecker Street Apartment 2 New York Brooklyn New York 11221

    • Hello Jackie. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this venue and cannot update your records. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

    • Hello Linda. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  196. I don’t unerstand the internet. I moved home to be with my mom on the first. I lived in Fort wroth texas 20 years. I have medicaid and snap from there. I need to report i do not live there anymore. My name is Rae Nagalla.. I need to go to a dr to get medds . Can you help me? I like to eat to
    469-685-3780

  197. Well, that was a pretty fascinating read, not going to lie. I really hope you continue to write. Probably one of the more informative pieces I’ve read on this subject. Thanks!

  198. My name is Chase Blue and I was at the social security office yesterday for redetermintation and I noticed this morning a mistake on the redetermination summary. How can I get this fixed without going back to the office?

  199. What are the steps to take to inform SSA of our (re-)marriage? (Second marriage for one of us; third marriage for the other. The marriage occurred in September, 2004 ).

    • Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  200. assisting friend who does not have computer. She has changed banks. She needs a change of direct deposit form. Is there one on SSA.gov?

  201. This is a question for my elderly mother, for whom I handle her financial affairs. She has a new bank account. How do we move the automatic deposits for her Social Security retirement benefits from the old account to the new account. Is there a form that needs to be filled out?

  202. I have recently married and need to know how to change my name on my pay back correspondence.
    Please advise.

    • Congratulations, Paula. If you legally change your name because of marriage, you can get a corrected card. You cannot apply for a card online. For complete instructions, on how to change or correct your name on your Social Security number card, visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page.
      There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. We hope this information helps!

  203. I need to change my banking info asap I have to close my checking account because of fraud charges showing up on my account. Please Please send my check to my home address until I can clear things up and open a new account if my check gets deposited I will loose all my money to pay for overdraft charges caused by those fraud charges that I did not authorize. The bank is not willing to deduct the overdraft charges until I get a refund on those fraud charges and that will take some time to research. Kathie Hayes
    89 Alan Rd Carriere MS 39426

  204. Why can’t I locate the information to answer a simple question such as:
    I married in 2017 and want to insure SS is aware of this change in my status.

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    • Hello Kathleen. If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can se your personal my Social Security account to report your wages if you work and receive Disability Insurance (DI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This service is not currently available to people who receive Social Security retirement benefits.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  206. My 90-year-old mother has moved in with me and we need to change her direct deposit. I can’t seem to find the change form. Please help.

    • Hello Barbara, your mother can change her address and update her direct deposit information on her benefit record, online by using a my Social Security account. If she does not wish to create an account or cannot make these changes online, she will have to call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact her local Social Security office directly.
      If your mother needs help managing her Social Security benefits, you can apply to be her Representative Payee. Please note that having a power of attorney, or having a joint bank account with the beneficiary, is not the same as being a payee. As a representative payee, you will be able to talk with us and have access to your mother’s records. In the future, it will make it easier for you to update her account information. We require a face-to-face interview with the person who wishes to apply to be his new representative payee.
      For more information or to make an appointment call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Generally you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  207. How hard would it be for me to get my disability back. I lost it because my address didn’t get into the computers correctly.

    • Hello Lisa. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. In your situation, you will need to speak with one of our agents and get the correct guidance as to what to do next. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Or contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

  208. My sister received a letter from the Social Security office that she had been underpaid on her monthly benefit for herself and also the amount she receives from her deceased husband. The notice said she will receive the correct benefit amounts effective 8-18. She was told that she would not be paid the difference between what she was paid and what she should have received. She was told SSA does not pay underpayments. This doesn’t make sense. Can you let me know if this is accurate and where it says that in SSA regulations? Thank you.

    • Hello Carrie. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time.
      Your sister should call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. One of our agents should be able to provide her with an explanation.
      Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Generally, callers will have a shorter wait time when they call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  209. I need to stop my social security because my income exceeds my social security benefits. I was not aware to report my income by the 10th of every month.

  210. What address do I send a change in the deductions on the check?

    Thanks

    I have filled out the form, but it does not say where to mail it.

    • Mark, thank you for your question. We mail an annual Representative Payee Report to the payees who are required to complete the report. If you receive the report, fill it out promptly and mail it back, or follow the directions that you receive with the report and submit the report online. Whether you choose to complete the paper report or the online version, the report is simple to complete if you keep clear records of how you spent or saved the money throughout the year.

      Due to a recent change in law, we no longer require an annual Representative Payee Report from certain representative payees. For details, see the FAQs for Representative Payees web page.

  211. I helped a friend to apply for retirement ss online, and sent it. Things changes so he wants ss to start 1 month later then applied. What should we do to change this?.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Virgil, thanks for using our blog. For your security, we do not have access to information in this venue.

      For your friend to receive assistance with their retirement application, they should:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact their local Social Security office.

  212. I’m rep payee for my granddaugther who is now living with us on the Eastern Shore. We are in the process of changing banks for her direct deposit and we need a copy of letter stating I’m the payee to do so.
    Julie Helsel, rep payee xxxxx6174
    Emilee Heim xxxxx5889

    • Hi Julie. It sounds like you need to request a benefit verification letter. Unfortunately, you cannot request a benefit verification letter online for another person, such as a spouse or child. To request a benefit verification letter for your granddaughter, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • For assistance with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •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!

  213. I need to tell you to change the address of my benefits. Presently they go to Wells Fargo in Seal Beach, CA. All future payments should go to Farmers & Merchants bank in Rossmoor, CA, 12535 Seal Beach Blvd.,

    • Hello Jack. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address and update your direct deposit information online by using a my Social Security account.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  214. I suspended benefits in order to earn delayed retirement credits and now, since I have just turned 70, would like to apply for the increase in benefit. If I can do this on-line I cannot figure out how to do. Can you help?

    • Hello Richard, if your benefits are “suspended”, you will have to contact your local Social Security office, you cannot apply online.
      Please keep in mind, the benefit increase no longer applies when you reach age 70, even if you continue to delay taking benefits.
      For further assistance or to make an appointment, call us at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  215. I have recently gotten divorced and got granted my maiden name back how do I go about applying for that? Is there a form that can be mailed to me so that I can change my last name back to my maiden name ?

  216. There is insufficient help for recipients of Social Security Retirement Benefits, who live outside the USA and have no US address. With no US address, it is not possible to set up a MySocialSecurity account and change bank details. I need to change the bank account number to which my benefit is paid, but the best help available seems to be to provide a contact number to which a reply can be in the next 48 to 72 hours. This assumes the beneficiary is available at that number 24/7! If I am not at home when the call is made, I will have to repeat the procedure, therefore, the current procedure is not customer-friendly. Anything that can be done to help beneficiaries overseas would be much appreciated.

    • we are sorry for your loss, Wanda. Unfortunately, you cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online. If you need to apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      You can also visit your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.

    • Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog.
      Please contact your local Social Security office to resolve this matter. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  217. My son Nicholas G. Roseberry passed on 4/25/18 I just wanted to make sure his SSI checks has stopped. We want to make sure that his daughter is not getting them and cashing them. His Birthday is June 11, 1960

    • We are sorry to hear of your loss, Dian.
      We should be notified immediately when a person dies. However, you cannot report a death online. In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to us. To verify if the report was made, 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. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  218. I lost my Wells Fargo check book and I have a new checking account number, I need to change to the new account # from the one that has been used to make a Direct Deposit of the amount of my SS. I have not been able to find the information to process the change. I called Wells Fargo and was told that I must call you directly.

    • Hello Marie. Normally, benefits for children stop when children reach age 18, unless they’re disabled. If the child is still a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school at age 18, Social Security benefits will continue until the child graduates or until two months after the child becomes age 19, whichever is first. Thanks!

    • Susan, we are very sorry for your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting the local Social Security office. To verify this information was reported, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or you can contact your local Social Security office directly.

    • Hi Daniel. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

      If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

  219. on 09/16/2018 Ethyl M Riecss passed. Here SS# is *** – ** – ***. Please contact me with info you need from me to stop here benefits and where I need to send.
    I Have been on the phone for 1 1/2 hours the estimate was 1 1/4.
    All I want is to help you.
    Please contact me soon. Or at least acknowledge you got this request.

    • Michael, we are very sorry for your loss. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by contacting the local Social Security office. To verify this information was reported, and to make an appointment if someone needs to file for survivor’s benefits, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or you can contact your local Social Security office directly.

  220. ridiculous how you expect EVRYONE to have internet access or a PRINTER, I have spent hours trying to get the forms necessary mailed to me.. ( I so NOT trust doing these things on the internet) the paper forms I would like MAILED to me are:
    Medicare & Other Health Benefits: Your
    Guide to Who Pays First”

    Medicare Service Center: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)

    Department of Health and Human Serv ices Form Approv ed
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv ices:
    1) OMB No. 0938-0930
    Form #
    CMS 10106
    Form Title
    1-800-Medicare Authorization to Disclosure Personal Health Information

    2) OMB Control Number: 1530-0015

    3)CMS R-285 Request for Retirement Benefit Information

    4)submit a WCMSA -can be submitted by paper/CD through the mail.

    I really STARTED to just change my name (got married) and the mailing address…Can not get a PAPER FOR>???? Even Information on how, when and where this is required?? so then with these name changes , it will be changed automatically for say IRS, W2’s

    • Hello Micheal. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  221. I received my letter from SSI for my retirement benefits, but they are wrong it looks like they have given me my ex husband SSI instead of mine which mine it the larger amount. I am not sure how to correct this should I go to SSI Office here in town speak with them?

  222. I need to change my bank account that my direct deposit comes into.
    Can I do this online and where do I find this app?

  223. Why didn’t anyone investigate my disability payee when i told them she hadn’t given any of it to me? Now after being homeless you take half my check because i didn’t receive mail you sent to my last residence. I have never been in a worse situation in my life and i owe major props to social security administration for making that possible.

  224. I am in failing health and am payee representative for my vulnerable adult sister. How do I go about changing her payee rep?
    Diane

  225. I already sent in a change of address. It did not get changed. I have not received my new SScard. I tried to call, it is an hour wait. On line they want me to sign in.
    It should not be that difficult to change my address!!

  226. Claim # XXX-XX-XXXXT
    I received a letter from SS Administration saying UAPS has a different mailing address for me. I moved in August to Rio Rancho, the USPS was the first one I contacted on my change of address.
    I have given you my new address when last there
    Thank You
    Gloria D. Montoya

    New Address Previous Address
    XXX Waterfall XXX La Barranca Ne
    Rio Rancho, NM Albuquerque, NM

    • Hello Gloria. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using your personal my Social Security account.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!