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Why is his SS payment is 160.00 less than previous month?

Q) I am writing to you all about my Father in laws, Social Security payment. His full name is SOU YAO,. His question is why is his SS payment is 160.00 less than previous month? Would you be able to help us to explain why this happened?

A) Your Social Security check will decrease if you owe certain debts like back taxes or student loans.
An increase in your income often decreases your Social Security benefits.
Taking your Social Security benefits early can reduce your payments by up to 30%.
Triggered by higher income, a higher Medicare premium can diminish your monthly Social Security check. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/080216/your-social-security-check-smaller-you-thought.asp

If mail in documents required to get a copy of SS card. Will this be returned?

Q) If mail in documents required to get a copy of SS card, example original birth certificate, will this be returned? A) For any post mail requests, the Social Security Administration requires that you send in original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued the document. Photocopies, even if notarized, are not accepted.… Continue Reading

if my wife’s social security benefits is greater then mine would i receive hers?

Q) if my wife’s social security benefits is greater then mine would i receive hers? A) Under Social Security’s “deemed filing” rule, most married people are required to file simultaneously for retirement and spousal benefits — when you claim one, you are deemed to be claiming the other. Social Security will pay you the bigger… Continue Reading

How much extra income a month can I earn if I try and work part-time while drawing disability?

Q) How much extra income a month can I earn if I try and work part-time while drawing disability? A) “Social Security has special rules called work incentives that allow you to test your ability to work and still receive monthly” According to Social Security Administration Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work… Continue Reading

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