17 thoughts on “Return the Favor, Teach Dad Something Cool

  1. First, a message like this should have been posed on June 12th rather than the 19th. Second, your links don’t work ’cause they go to your “mirror” site http://mwww.ba.ssa.gov/myaccount/ Staff work is very important and clearly it’s not being done or not done well. People depend on SSA, you folks have to do a better job.

  2. Hello,
    I love this article because it points to two very important facets of life under the same motif: love, attention, and responsibility for one another. At the same time, it made me realize that while taking care of our I’ll Parents because of Alzheimer some of us stop working, hence, we minimize the amount of S. S. benefits for the sake of love and genuine care to our elders. Is there anything your administration can do for us as far as getting some credit, points, benefits during that stage of life?
    Thank you!

    • Thank you for your comment Maria Elena. We base Social Security credits on the amount of your earnings. We use your earnings and work history to determine your eligibility for Social Security benefits. The credits you earn remain on your Social Security record even if you stop working and have no earnings for a while. See our Benefit Planner: Social Security Credits for more information. Thanks.

  3. Good afternoon. I took social security at 62 years old and kept on working till 65 yrs old. Now will i get a increase. I’m 66 yrs old as of june this year. Social security was taken out those years.
    Thank you

  4. Does ss make any provision for people who are not able to work until age 62 because of medical conditions? I’m a medical provider with failing hearing. Of course hearing is an important part of that hon. And, disability takes a ling time to obtain. Comments please.

    • The Social Security Act sets out a very strict definition of disability, much different than the requirements for other government programs. 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. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability. You may find our listing of impairments useful. To learn more about the process we use to decide if you are disabled under our rules, visit our Disability Planner: How We Decide If You Are Disabled. Thanks!

  5. Thank you very much for the information you have submitted as useful for myself and hopefully useful also for other readers. Healthy greetings always

  6. One of the things that would be cool to teach our dads is how to use Siri app especially if you do the gift of installing a home automation system because at older ages having an assistant and an easy and automated home system is really helpful and valuable.
    Ben

  7. This is funny! Some of us Dads on Social Security were working with computers before these so called smart sons were even born. lol

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