If you read many of the articles I write, you’ve probably noticed that I put a lot of emphasis on understanding the basics. In addition to the SSA’s optional security measures, Americans can further block ID thieves by placing a security freeze on their credit files with the major credit bureaus. If you are already getting Social Security retirement or disability benefits or railroad retirement checks, Social Security will contact you a few months before you become eligible for Medicare and give you the information you need to register.
This is usually undertaken by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate or the successor trustee of the decedent’s revocable trust, although a substantial portion of this information may be obtained prior to appointment. The requirements are mainly based on two years and payments made in the Social Security system through payroll taxes.
The North Carolina State Bar has a Client Security Fund that protects clients whose money has been stolen by their attorney. By the end of 2016, the number of pending behind-the-scenes tasks had more than doubled. Tampa police discovered about 175 stolen Social Security benefit checks, totaling $165,926, at the scene of an attempted murder.
The Social Security Administration yesterday announced a 3.6 percent COLA for 2012. That’s a question that can cause a great deal of anxiety, particularly if you’re afraid you won’t have enough savings in the bank or home equity you can tap. At the time the letters were mailed, Ryder worked at the Albertville Social Security office.
Anyone who is on Social Security or disability that likes the idea of having a debit card for their transactions instead of cashing their monthly check and using cash or having to write checks from their bank account. The Administration concluded despite this, that termination of benefits was appropriate, regardless of the clear evidence that she would not be able to afford treatment absent disability benefits.