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Generally, Social Security benefits are exempt from execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or from the operation of any bankruptcy or insolven…cy law. The exceptions are that benefits are subject: (1) to the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to make levies for the collection of delinquent Federal taxes and under certain circumstances delinquent child support payments; and (2) to garnishment or similar legal process brought by an individual to enforce a child support or alimony obligation. Section 207 of the Social Security Act provides: "The right of any person to any future payment under this title shall not be transferable or assignable, at law or in equity, and none of the moneys paid or payable or rights existing under this title shall be subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or to the operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law."
Disability benefits are through the Social Security Administration. You can contact their local office or visit their website.
The best way is to ask for a projection of what it is and will be from SS, which they provide happily for free. Once you find out how many SS credits you have, go to the Rela…ted Link below on how to estimate your retirement benefits.
Contact your congressperson/ your district/ state/ etc. & beg, promise, raise hell, whatever you must. Social security will only jerk you around. it is nothing necessarily per…sonal. It is the way their programming ("entitlement programming structure") works, within the "monster's" computer mainframe. If not for that little issue, the government, not us....would have to live within it's means.
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If your son is receiving Social Security benefits as a result of a parent's death, retirement or disability, payments stop the month prior to his 18th birthday unless he is st…ill in elementary or high school, in which case they can continue until age 19. Under these circumstances, extended benefits will be paid until the end of the school term or for two months following his 19th birthday, whichever occurs first. Social Security will send a letter to your son's representative payee (usually one of the parents) approximately five months before his 18th birthday with instructions explaining how to extend the benefit period. If the benefits are paid for his own disability, he will continue receiving a monthly check beyond age 18, whether in school or not, until he's capable of achieving Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA).
Social Security benefits are funded by each individual. Taxes are taken out of their salary and paid out after they reach their retirement years. The money was supposed to be …set aside and receive interest for the individual who then supposedly gets it back when they retire in the form of social security benefits.
As early as age 62. You can find all kinds of information about this by going to the SSA.gov web site use the search box for When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits At Soc…ial Security, we're often asked, "What is the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?" The answer is that there is no one "best age" for everyone and, ultimately, it is your choice. You should make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based on your individual and family circumstances. We hope the following information will help you understand how Social Security can fit into your retirement decision. Click on the below Related Link
If your son receives Social Security benefits as a dependent child which parent will receive the payment?
One parent will be designated the "representative payee" for the child's benefits. Usually the parent who filed the retirement or disability claim will fill out a form accepti…ng responsibility for handling the benefits, if that parent is considered competent to manage his or her own money and hasn't committed a felony in the past. If the child receives a lump sum settlement for back pay, the representative payee is required to set up a separate savings account, showing the child as the owner, to protect the child's benefits. For more information, see Sources and Related Links, below.
How can your son be recognized by the social security office as the biological son for his fathers benefits?
You must provide positive proof of the fact that the child is in fact a biological descendant. Unfortunately some different Social Security Branch Offices require different pa…pers and forms so please contact your local SSA Branch Office and speak to a SR (Service Representative).
Yes if it proves to be debilitating.
To get a personalized estimate of your Social Security benefits, use the Retirement Estimator online. More info at US Social Security Office site.
Go to your social security department and ask about your benefits for 2014 . The Social Security Statement provides information about your earnings history and estim…ates of your Social Security benefits.