I am receiving survivor benefits and disability. Will I still get the COLA raise?
Hello, Yes, if you are receiving survivor/disability benefits, starting in January your payment will include the new COLA increase. Best, MarthaRead More
Is there a way to expedite a Social Security disability case?
Full question: I have an SSD case open for my husband. They say 4 months. Any way to expedite this? Hi there, Social Security disability cases can be extremely lengthy and hard to navigate. Almost all cases for disability are denied the first time unless a terminal illness is present. We usually recommend working with…Read More
I’m 57 and still working. Does my disabled husband qualify to receive spousal benefits?
Full question: My husband is 66 years old and disabled, not enough credits or he has only 36 credits working history. I’m 57 and still working. Is my husband qualified to receive spousal benefits? Hello, I am assuming your husband is NOT collecting Social Security disability insurance benefits. When you become entitled and begin collecting…Read More
I am 61 and caring for my disabled adult son. Are my son and I eligible for Social Security benefits?
Full question: I work full time and care for my disabled adult son, my ex recently started getting disability. Can I qualify for anything? It gets very exhausting at 61 to do all I am doing. Hello, Yes, maybe. When you turn 62, you may be eligible for benefits based on your ex-spouse’s earnings if…Read More
I have an adult child with a disability. Should I wait until I’m 60 to collect survivor benefits?
Full question: Martha, is it better if I wait until I’m 60 to collect off deceased ex-husband’s survivor benefits if I’m caring for our disabled adult son while I’m 59 years of age? Hi there, A survivor benefit can be taken as early as age 60. Deciding when to collect survivor benefits and your own…Read More
Can I receive Social Security earnings credit under the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2021?
Full question: I am a caregiver for my special needs niece for approximately 4 months per year. Can I receive social security earnings credit under the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2021? Hi there, Unfortunately, the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2021 at this time, is just a proposed Bill in congress. This…Read More