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When Do SSA Survivors Benefits Begin?

Q: When do Social Security survivors benefits begin? A: Social Security survivors benefits can begin effective with the month of death, assuming there are eligible family members to pay. When a person receiving Social Security benefits dies, even at the end of a month, benefits are not payable for that month. For example, if the death is…
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Today Is Check Your Statement Day

Noted in yesterday’s post about my Social Security, today is “Check Your Statement Day.” Checking your Social Security Statement is important for retirement planning but, in my opinion, it is even more important for people many years away from retirement, especially if you have dependent children. Including survivors and disability benefits, Social Security is far…
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Email To My Social Security Accounts – 1099 Reminder

Email messages are occasionally sent to groups of people who have created their personal my Social Security account. These emails provide general information only, do not contain any personal information about you and do not request any personal information from you. Sometimes people receiving these emails contact Social Security to verify that the message is…
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Family Members Have Individual Earnings Test Amounts

Q: My husband is starting Social Security retirement soon but I am younger and will continue working. Will my earnings reduce his benefits? A: Your earnings will not reduce his Social Security retirement because those benefits are based on his own work record. Only your personal gross wages and net income from self-employment are included…
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Changing Direct Deposit

Q: How long will it take Social Security to change my direct deposit account? A: This depends on computer processing dates during the month, your payment date and when you contact Social Security to report the change. Direct deposit is the term for electronically sending your benefit payment directly to your financial institution. Benefits should…
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