Q&A

Does Social Security do call backs?

Does Social Security do call backs?

You can speak to a Social Security representative for help with a my Social Security account Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. local time. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” please say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. local time.

Can Social Security retirement benefits be taken away?

The program’s complex “windfall elimination provision” can cut your Social Security by up to 50\%, but the impact depends on your work history. Something called the government pension offset can be even tougher if you’re taking a spousal or survivors benefit. There are exceptions, so you may not be affected at all.

Can you collect Social Security and a pension from another country?

If you are a U.S. citizen and qualify for Social Security retirement, family, survivor or disability benefits, you can receive your payments while living in most other countries.

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What is going on with Social Security?

Social Security payments will grow by 5.9\% in 2022. This is the biggest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in nearly 40 years. The program will also be tweaked in several important ways that could affect the Social Security payments you receive or how much you pay into the system.

How will the Social Security Administration contact me?

The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.

How do I know if Social Security is calling me?

You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.

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How long does Social Security retirement last?

Full benefits are available at full retirement age. Benefits are for life. A surviving spouse who has a disability can collect benefits as early as age 50. The benefit begins upon the death of the retiree and continues until the surviving spouse is age 65.

How do I call Social Security from overseas?

Contact Us by Phone You can call our office 410-965-0160. You will need to pay for the call because we do not currently have a toll-free service for calls from outside the U.S. If you call, please do so between 9:00am and 4:00pm Eastern U.S time.

Will there be a raise in Social Security in 2021?

Set. Grow. Social Security beneficiaries will see a 5.9\% increase to their monthly checks in 2022. That’s much more than the 1.3\% adjustment made for 2021, and the largest increase since a 7.4\% boost in the 1980s.

Is Social Security considered a retirement plan?

Social Security benefits are one part of a broader retirement plan. These benefits can supplement other sources of retirement income, such as 401 (k)s, individual retirement accounts ( IRAs) or other retirement savings plans. How do I qualify for Social Security retirement benefits?

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What happens if I work and get Social Security benefits?

What happens if I work and get Social Security retirement benefits? You can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time. However, if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, we will reduce your benefit.

When is the best time to call Social Security disability?

Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can I work and collect Social Security at the same time?

You can get Social Security retirement benefits and work at the same time. However, if you are younger than full retirement age and make more than the yearly earnings limit, we will reduce your benefit. Starting with the month you reach full retirement age, we will not reduce your benefits no matter how much you earn.