Will SSA send a copy of my ex-spouse’s XML earning statement?

Original question: Ex-spouse needs her husbands XML earning statement, but they don’t talk to each other. Will Social Security send her a copy of the earning statement? Hi there, We often get questions about this topic. SSA will usually not provide the earnings record, but the ex-spouse is entitled to know their ex’s primary insurance…

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How do I correct my Social Security earnings history?

Full question: My earnings on Social Security website show zero earnings even though taxes were with held from paycheck. How do I get this corrected? Hi there, You can submit past income tax filings and/or paychecks to the SSA to have those years updated. There are some restrictions on how far back these corrections can…

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Am I receiving the correct Social Security benefit amount?

Full question: In 2023, I took my social security benefit at age 70 (born in 1953. previously from age 66 took 50% of my wife’s FRA social security benefit). Had 35+ years at max social wage base. My monthly benefit was $4,498. Social Security Administration said max benefit for 2023 at age 70 was $4,555….

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How many quarters/work credits do I have?

Full question: How do I find out how many quarters I need to fulfill my 40 and know what the benefit might be to decide if I want to get a part time job to get there? Hi there! You can contact the Social Security Administration in several ways to obtain this information. If you…

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Are there any changes to survivor benefit rules in 2024?

Full question: Has there been any changes to the surviving spouse benefits in 2024. I started drawing my deceased ex-spouse benefits when I reached SS retirement age of 65 or 65 1/2 (don’t recall exact age). I kept working because at the time I was told I could switch to my personal benefits at age…

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If I was underpaid, how do I recover it from the SSA? If I overpaid, am I really responsible to pay it back?

Full question: In July of 2002, I was awarded Social Security Disability when I was 55. I turned 56 in November, 2002. I received Disability benefits in full through 2008. In 2009 when I was 62, the SSA started taking Medicare premiums from my checks. I assume that at that time they switched me to…

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