SSA-1099 For 2011 Replacement & Tax Information

Even for this time of year, I have received far more questions about taxes and Social Security over the last month than usual. Most of the following has appeared here before within separate posts. Today I intend to restate and summarize tax related questions so they are located in one place. Social Security Administration employees…
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The Most Misused Social Security Number Of All Time

Very soon it will be April 1st, a popular day for jokes and tricks. In that spirit, today you will learn about the most misused Social Security number (SSN) of all time. However, unlike an April Fool’s Day trick, this story is true and has its start in the early days of the Social Security program.  …
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Social Security Appeals Process – The Hearing

Today continues the overview of the Social Security appeals process. Whether a person is applying for benefits or already receiving them, nearly all Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim decisions can be appealed. Disability related actions are a major area for appeals now but other topics can be at issue. Basics of the…
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Social Security Appeals Process – Reconsideration

Nearly all Social Security decisions can be appealed if disagreed with.  This includes requests by people applying for SSA benefits as well as by people receiving benefits.  Last time I mentioned that it is very important to stay within the timeframes provided in your decision letter if you intend to use the Social Security appeals…
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Social Security Appeals Process

Q: I know that an appeals process exists if someone disagrees with a Social Security disability decision. Can other topics be appealed?   A: Yes. Definitely. Whether a person is applying for benefits or already receiving them, nearly all Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim decisions can be appealed. Disability related actions are a major area for appeals now…
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