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What documents do I need to file for benefit from an ex-spouses social security?

Q) What documents do I need to file to collect social security benefit from an ex-spouses social security?

A) According to Social Security Administration You can apply for benefits by calling our national toll-free service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visiting your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to apply.

You can help by being ready to:

Provide any needed documents; and
Answer the questions listed below.
Documents You may need to provide

SSA may ask you to provide documents to show that you are eligible, such as:

Proof of the worker’s death;
Birth certificate or other proof of birth;
Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status if you were not born in the United States [More Info];
U.S. military discharge paper(s) if you had military service before 1968;
U.S. military discharge paper(s)
For disability benefits, the two forms (SSA-3368 and SSA-827) that describe your medical condition and authorize disclosure of information to us;
W-2 forms(s) and/or self-employment tax returns for last year;
Final divorce decree, if applying as a surviving divorced spouse; and
Marriage certificate

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I have continued to work after drawing full retirement, benefit has not increased.

Q) I have continued to work after drawing full retirement, and have been paying into the system. My benefit has not increased. Why? A) According to the Social Security Administration website; You can work while you receive Social Security retirement (or survivors) benefits. When you do, it could mean a higher benefit for you in the future.… Continue Reading

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  1. I have a son, age 19, diagnosed with Autism at a young age. He has a caseworker through the Department of Human Services which has provided him with Medical Assistance health coverage. I was told by his case manager that now that he is 19 years old that he had to apply for Social Security. The case manager told me he will be denied, but that it was required of him to apply. I am trying to find out what form to file out in order for him to apply for Social Security benefits. Can someone please send me a link or directions on what form I need to fill out.

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