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Social Security Program Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions

October 8, 2020 • By

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner


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  1. Laura William

    Hi, let say that I took an early retirement at 63. Next year 2021 the annual limit is $18,960. Now can I work at the same time as receiving my benefits

  2. Love garcia

    Hi just a question if the person that received SSI is a child do they qualify for the stimulus check or just the $500

    • Vonda

      Hi Love, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!


    Keep hearing about the benefit of getting the $144.00 back from Medicare if you have an Advantage Program……How do you apply or what qualifies one for that ?

  4. Douglas Ehrhart

    Hi, I am trying to submit an online non medical appeal to Medicare for monthly costs. I am recently retired but they are basing my premiums on previous years. When I try to fill out the appeal paperwork online through My SS .com the site keeps timing me out. I have tried 5 times and we are only talking a couple minutes time out. Is there another path to file online appeals? I called for help and can’t get help until Dec 16 2020.


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