Social Security Appeals Process

Q: How do I appeal a Social Security decision that I think is wrong?  A: With a few exceptions, nearly all Social Security decisions have an appeal process available. While the specific process can vary based on the issue in question, basic information about the appeals process is here.  Read any letter from Social Security…
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Internet Replacement SSN And My Social Security

my Social Security  is a secure online hub for doing business with Social Security, and 25 million people have created an account. Current Social Security beneficiaries can manage their account including address and direct deposit changes. They can also obtain a benefit verification letter and request a replacement SSA-1099. Medicare beneficiaries can request a replacement…
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Information For … Perhaps You

Last week I wrote a post about Social Security and women, including that program legislation is gender neutral but that there is a “Women” section of the Social Security website at Although benefits are the same for all, as a means to circulate accurate program information, Social Security tries to catch the interest of…
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Is Age 65 Still Important For Social Security Retirement?

Q: Is age 65 still important for Social Security retirement? A: While age 65 is important as the starting age for Medicare, it has no special meaning for Social Security retirement anymore. Until the Social Security Amendments of 1983, retirement benefits were not reduced for age if you waited until age 65 before starting them.…
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Social Security & Women

Q: Are Social Security benefits the same for women and men? A: Program legislation is gender neutral so individuals with identical earnings histories are treated the same in terms of benefits, so yes; Social Security benefits are the same for women and men. Differences outside of Social Security, such as interrupted work patterns, overall earnings…
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