Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: What Documents You Need For A Social Security Replacement Card

You need a Social Security card to get a job, collect Social Security benefits, and to get certain government services. Whether you lost your card or you have just put it away so safely, that you can’t find it, you may need a replacement. Sometimes just knowing your number is enough and you won’t need…
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When Do You Receive The Maximum Social Security Retirement Benefit?

There are always lots of questions about the amount of the maximum retirement benefit. Maybe a more meaningful question is “How do you get the maximum Social Security retirement benefit?” To understand what the “maximum” really means, we need to look at how Social Security computes a benefit. Once you have earned the required 40…
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Eligibility For Social Security Payments For The First Month And The Last Month

One of the most frequent questions Social Security receives has to do with the eligibility for the first check and the last check for Social Security benefits. You have to be at least 62 to be eligible for a Social Security retirement benefit. At 62, the first month that you are eligible for the benefit is the…
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Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: Get A Benefit Verification Letter

Now that you are receiving monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income payments, you might have to show someone how much you receive. You might want to get a loan from a bank or credit union. Legal aide may be available to people with low income. Seniors and people with disabling conditions may find programs that…
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