64 thoughts on “You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime

  1. I’ve been working since I was 16.And I can’t retire until I m 65 and a half.Why?I just turned 61 this month.

  2. I have to say I am so impressed with all the Advertising you are doing lately. It’s about time Social Security got some Credit for all the good things they do.

    • Thank you, Rose! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

  3. It is nice to know that there is a reward for paying into the system, especially since I started to officially work at the age of 15. I am especially impressed with the print out of my entire work life. Your system data collection is great! Thank you.

    • Thank you, Valerie! We’re pleased we can help. We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come.

  4. I am Angela Provencio and I joined the ticket to work program and I feel there’s too much sterio typing in society. I went to college for 7 years but unfortunately I am disabled. I’ve survived 2 back surgeries and a neck surgery plus countless others due to R.A.. The problem is that I am no polar disorder Basicly either I’m all in or all out. I educated myself by attending college for 92 credit hours 7yrs. Here’s my problem how would I get my mental healt license and with what money. I live on less than a thousand amount, my rent alone is 600 plus electric. My credit was breached by experian credit bureau and my credit was ruined how can I get the money to fix that. I feel there would be no greater asset than someone to hire me because I’m 61 and was born rid way amoung it all I still managed to get ahead but how will I got forward it bipolar disorder is a disability and no one wants to hire someone lone me why are they scared. America needs to be educated.

  5. IF I WANT YOU MAKE NEW STATETMENTS ISSUED MY S.S.A. LETTER WHAT ABOUT 15 SALARY FULL TIME DONE OR NOT ADDED 15 PERCENT OF FULL BENEFITS AND MY MOTHER FOR STEVEN CHECKS SSA AND OTHER JOBS 5 PERCENT OF BENEFITS S.S.D.I. BOTH MY ADDRESS:HOTEL MEN ONLY
    STEVEN CHARAPATA
    426 S. CLARK ST.
    CHICAGO.IL 60605
    THANK YOU.

  6. Need to create log-in and password. I have forgotten them. This is for a mySocialSecurity account. Thanks.

  7. Need to create/recall log-in and password for mySocialSecurity account. Please send reply to my email accounts. Thanks.433

  8. I’m 65 and rent an apartment in Washington DC for $1,475/month.
    My monthly benefits is $822/month so I drive a cab part time to supplement my income.
    What programs are out there to help me with affordable housing to make ends meet?

    • Only thing you can it you are taxi driver and you benefits from social security.my friend is apploy for public housing.you can not paying rent higher money you not suppose to pay my friend.

    • Some individuals may also be eligible to receive social services from the state in which they live. 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 office. Or you can visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) web page for more information.
      We hope this helps!

  9. Because I worked for the State of Ohio as an employee of The Ohio State University, my employment in private industry is “hit” and now that I’m a widow, I’m even more penalized. Do I have to move out of Ohio in order to be able to receive all the benefits I’ve earned over my employ -ment history and that of my husband of almost 53 years?
    If that is an option, maybe it’s something I need to think about seriously.

  10. Thanks, it is Really Hard for me to Get by being a Widow and being on Disability? My Income is Very LOW? I have a Mortgage, Car Payment, High 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢ll Bills/ Medicine, Utility’s, and trying to just keep things up that Seams to Constantly BREAK? I don’t have Money to do Any Remodels that desperately Needs to be Done ✅. I’ve had had 8 Major Back Surgeries and 4 Total Knee Replacements on the Same Knee and when My Husband passed away just over 3 years ago I had NO Life INSURANCE? I just REALLY Have it ROUGH!!!! I Only Draw 1500.00 a Month including mine and Widows/ Pay it’s TOUGH?

    • There have been cost of living increases. If you did not see one and are on Part B of Medicare it is likely you are affected by the “hold harmless” provision. If you are not paying $134.00 a month for Part B, then your Part B is being subsidized. 70% of social security recipients on Part B are subsidized by the 30% who have to pay a higher premium to make up for the fact that 70% are not paying the full premium. Your cost of living is going toward your subsidized Part B to reduce the amount of extra the 30% must pay. The problem is the announced premium amount must reflect 25% of Medicare’s expected cost for Part B, so the more Part B is used, the more the program costs. The other 75% is covered by taxes. The point is that there is a larger problem than some people not getting a cost of living that shows up in their payment. Congress is making 3 out of 10 Part B recipients pick up the slack. The system needs fixing. In reality, if it wasn’t for “hold harmless” your social security check would go down when the cost of living is lower than the premium increase.

  11. Hello, I am trying to retire, I am 66 so I made an appointment with the SS office, where they let me know that in 2005 I did not report any income that was a surprise due that 2005 was a year that I made more money.
    I contact with the IRS and they let me know they do not keep your records for so long, but at least when I explain my situation, they try to help and send me a transcript of the 2005.
    I went back to the SS office and show the transcript but the person let me know that they can not apply that income because they do not know if is for rents. I explain them that I have always worked as a self employed and sometimes also with both self employed and W-2 and clarify that I do not own any property so I have never report my income tax with rents.
    I enter to the website IRS where we can download the transcripts and down load some for recent years and they are exactly as the one they sent me, so I do not understand why the SS office can not help me with this, I believe is not fair. Hope somebody in the SS office see this and help,
    Thank you

    • Hello Maria. 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.

  12. This is more of a question then a comment. How do I go about getting any portion of my late husbands SS benefits?
    I would greatly appreciate some infotmation and or instructions, Thaking you in advance,Margaret Daly

  13. We as older Americans certainly appreciate all the good you do for Social Security receptionist’s. Keep up your dedicated efforts. IN GOD WE TRUST AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. AMEN. ! ! !

  14. I receive an extra Social Security payment in the month of May on May 31. What is this or will they pulled it out once they know that two payments I received, one on May 22 and the last one May 31.

    • Hello Steve. Generally, beneficiaries receive only one payment a month. However, there may be times when additional payments may be issued when retroactive benefits are due. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot provide an answer to your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation, and direct you to return the extra payment if necessary.
      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 you may contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

  15. Can someone PLEASE update my phone numbrr? I have the Somerset KY, office claims they have , not to just but my husbands ss well. Several attempr’s and result!!!

  16. I understand that those of us who served in the military in the late 50’s could get an adjustment for lifetime earnings because of low pay . How do you go about checking on this .

  17. Please be advised that our new mailing address is 1234 Spring Ct Las Vegas NV 89122. PO Box is closed. Thanks

    Honesto L. Marcos/Aurora S. Marcos

    • Thank you for contacting us, Honesto.
      Just a reminder – For security reasons we do not have access to personal information, therefore, we 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. Thanks!

  18. Good information. How can I become a representative payee? I would enjoy doing something like that if I can make it a source of income gor me..

  19. Yes I should be thankful – I receive a $5 a month increase for the past 10 years while my Medicare part B premium goes up each year to take it away. Gee thanks. The $250 death payment with today’s inflation is meaningless. If you even get it. My friend who was going through a divorce had moved out of the house paid for all his deceased wife’s funeral expense and didn’t receive a cent even though he took care of these expenses. Gee thanks again. Keep this in mind when those in government collect all their freebees at our expense.

  20. 2 identical payments in May. I receive an extra Social Security payment in the month of May on May 31. What is this or will they pulled it out once they know that two payments I received? First payment on May 23 and the last one May 31. I will not spend this until I get an explanation that it is mine to keep.

    • Hello Steve. 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 provide you with an explanation, and direct you to return the extra payment if necessary.
      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 you may contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

  21. Namaskar sir/ madam
    I am come from nepal may 18 by edv lottery 2018 and submitted yelow cuolour envelope in lagan internation airpor but till time i cant get social secutity number. how to get anf what are the procedure if social security number can not get at time

  22. In my estimation, Social Security has been the American workers’ greatest investment.. The worker who has always earned wages equal to the National Average Wage Index will be earning a 33% return on the SS taxes he or she will have paid since age 22 (I do not include employer match) and retires this year age age 66. Further, in my estimations the Social Security Administration is the most efficient entity within the US Government. What you do on a monthly basis is phenomenal.

  23. Social Security has not been helpful for me attempting to straighten out
    My payment to Medicare for Part B coverage. I have had the problem for over 2 years and no one from SS or Medicare has helped me effectively.

  24. I am needing medical help and money for medical payments for an ongoing disease.
    Steven Adlawan

  25. Can I set up a ‘my Social Security’ account for my late husband? I would like to be able to see what the payouts would be, as I plan to collect his amount and let mine grow until 70.

  26. I am a military person looking for y Note of Award Letter. Can you send me a copy to my yahoo account?

  27. Hello, I am interested to know if there will be any ride on or zero turn lawn mower representative there to ask questions. I would appreciate any feed back. Kind regards. John customer essay

  28. Caps need raised and the trust fund needs locked, because it would be horrible for our elderly to go back to the days before August of 1935 of extreme poverty and loss of dignity.

  29. I know I keep requesting a code/password to open MY SOCIAL SECURITY,but once again I need help. Once I receive it My granddaughter and only my granddaughter will assist me in setting up MY SOCIAL SECURITY account. Please send a code/password through the mail.

    My granddaughter Samantha Rae Michelle Wilson, is an adult now and I trust her confidentiality and with my life. She turned 21 and this year she will be 22. When time comes she and only she will be my confidant/care giver.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you,

    Deborah A. Kersting

    P. S. I have been diagnosed with DEMENTIA. When I get to the point where I need assistance, what documentation do I need for Samantha to fill out?

    • Your payments are established almost immediately after we process your application. However, the length of time it takes to process your application for benefits varies.
      We attempt to resolve all claims promptly, but there may be delays due to the volume of pending cases in your area. Remember that benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if you want your benefits to begin with the month of June, you should receive your first benefit payment in July.
      Social Security bases its payment dates on the birthday of the person on whose record the benefit payment is received. See our “Schedule of Social Security Payments” web page for more information.
      We care about our customers and are working as fast as we can. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your account in this venue.
      To follow up on the current status of your application, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and speak to one of our agents. Representatives at are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local office. Thanks!

  30. I’d like to meet with someone who could give me authoritative advice regarding my impending social security, medicare, etc. Thanks.

    Rod Schwartz

    301 699-3111

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