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Sun Mar 9, 2014, 11:26 PM

Um, er, okaaaay . . .

Social Security sent me a letter regarding my upcoming birthday. Given my now officially advanced age they are transitioning me from disability benefits to retirement benefits. No benefits will be removed, none will be added. There will be no increase or decrease in my monthly stipend. There will be no difference of any kind, they just wanted me to know about the change.

Whew.

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Reply Um, er, okaaaay . . . (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Mar 2014 OP
ZombieHorde Mar 2014 #1
hfojvt Mar 2014 #2
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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 11:36 PM

1. Thanks for the heads up! nt

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 02:05 AM

2. that seems strange

when they sent me annual reports, they used to tell me things like this

statement from December 16, 2008

"If you become disabled right now ... your payment would be about $864 a month"

In 2009, I would turn 47 (dang, I was so young then), so if I worked another 15 years at my then current pay of $11,202 a year,

"your payment would be about $569 a month"

so 15 more years of working and paying taxes gets me $295 a month LESS than if I stop working right NOW?

or, if I worked 20 more years and retired at age 67

"your payment would be about ... $825 a month"

still $39 a month less.

Kinda strange too, now that I read that, but if I had a spouse and I died, my spouse could collect $895 a month when she turns 67.

Kinda odd, that if I worked until I was 67 I could only collect $825 a month, but if I died in 2009, my spouse could collect $895 a month even though I never paid in another dime.

Funny how that works.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 02:12 AM

3. Look on the bright side. Some Republican THUG isn't going to force you to prove you can't work.

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 02:15 AM

4. I hope they provided you with a clear method and a reasonable time frame

in which to dispute this substantial and involuntary alteration. Bunch of fascists...


Happy Birthday!

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