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Thu May 26, 2022, 05:40 PM

whats the longest u all had to wait on the phone for social security to pick up?

Last edited Fri May 27, 2022, 11:09 AM - Edit history (1)

yesterday it took me about 1 hour to get an agent. she was nice and we got things done. was based in seattle wa.

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Reply whats the longest u all had to wait on the phone for social security to pick up? (Original post)
AllaN01Bear May 26 OP
Cattledog May 26 #1
SergeStorms May 26 #2
BlackSkimmer May 27 #7
Ocelot II May 26 #3
Ocelot II May 26 #4
AllaN01Bear May 26 #5
bigtree May 27 #8
malthaussen May 27 #6
csziggy May 27 #9
Boomerproud May 27 #10

Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 05:43 PM

1. 40 minutes.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #1)

Thu May 26, 2022, 05:46 PM

2. I always went to the local SS administration office.

Fortunately for me they're only a 20 min. drive away. I hate sitting in my home with a phone to my ear waiting for someone to pick up.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Fri May 27, 2022, 11:25 AM

7. I do the same.

I just take a book and go to a small town where there’s hardly anyone ever there.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 06:03 PM

4. The single time I ever had to call them, someone answered right away

and even called me back to answer a question. They were very courteous and helpful. No complaints here.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2022, 06:10 PM

5. took me a little bit and a nice lady picked up and we got things done . i also goto my local office

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #5)

Fri May 27, 2022, 11:39 AM

8. they're always really nice and very helpful

...good on you for noting that.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2022, 10:26 AM

6. Are you kidding? They keep me on hold for half an hour then hang up on me.

That said, it depends on where you are. Offices in the back of beyond don't have much business, but those in heavily populated regions are impossible.

-- Mal

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2022, 02:10 PM

9. I never had to call them - they called my husband when he originally got on Social Security

And signed me up since I never paid into it - I get about a third of what he would get.

When my sister had to call in each time one of our parents died, it took her days to get through to them just to make appointments to take their death certificates in and to file for death benefits. That was in 2013 and 2018. She tried mailing in the death certificate for Dad but when she finally got someone on the phone, the office did not know anything about the mailed certificate - she had to make an appointment, drive to the office local to my parents' house, and hand deliver it. Then they did not file for the death benefits, so she had to make another appointment, go back to that office, and do the paperwork again.

When Mom died, she had to go through the appointment crap again, but at least made sure that they got everything taken care of in one visit. It was still frustrating, especially since she was the executor, had been partial caretaker for years, and just wanted to get everything over and done.

By the way, we are still clearing up our parents' estates, and a cousin died intestate a couple of weeks ago, but named my sister as the one to take care of everything (to his significant other of twenty years, even though they never married), so she's now having to deal with that mess.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2022, 02:35 PM

10. 1 hour.

A total mess.

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