When a Social Security recipient passes away, what will happen to their Social Security benefit payments?

Hello, When a fully insured worker, who may or may not have been collecting Social Security benefits, passes away, dependents of that worker may be entitled to certain amounts of the benefit. Dependent survivors of a worker can include a spouse, ex-spouse, minor or adult-disabled children, and even parents in some cases. The amount that…

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When do the 12 months to re-do an application begin?

Full question: For the 12 months to re-do application, I am confused about exactly when it starts. Count from the first month retirees start collecting benefits or from the first month of applying? Hello, If you change your mind about starting your benefits, you can cancel your application for up to 12 months after you…

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Is someone required to take Social Security when they turn 70?

Full question: Is someone required to take Social Security when they turn 70, or can they decline it/never file a claim for it? Sounds crazy on the surface but the situation is husband and wife are on Medicaid, living on only husband’s income, wife turning 70 soon and if she claims her 500/month retirement benefit…

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How can I check my work and earnings history?

Full question: I’m 61 and I plan on working for at least a few more years before retiring from my job and I’m still not sure when I would like to collect Social Security. However, I want to check my earning’s history and make sure it is accurate. Where can I check this information? Hello, You…

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If it has just been 10 days since I signed up to receive Social Security retirement benefits, can I withdraw my application?

Hi there, Good news! Yes, you may certainly withdraw your application for Social Security retirement benefits. If you have changed your mind about starting your benefits, you can cancel your application for up to 12 months after you became entitled to retirement benefits. This process is called a withdrawal and allows you to reapply later….

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Am I eligible for Social Security if I only worked for 5 years?

Full question: I’ve been a stay at home mom for most of my adult life. I worked for about 5 years. Am I eligible for Social Security? Hello, To be eligible to collect your own retirement benefits, you must have worked and paid taxes into Social Security for 40 quarters, or 10 years. In your…

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