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I am getting a retirement benefit from my job. Is this included in the 15,000.00  you can earn after receiving social security benefits

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I just began receiving my SS "benefit" payments. SS is not a benefit. It's money that We've paid to SS all our working lifes. I'm 64 and have been paying into SS for 48 years, not as long a some but, longer than the most. I'm outraged that I will be taxed on my "benefits." My wife, who is younger than me, will be making more than $30,00 per year causing my SS to be taxed. Some of you talk about not getting increases which is a just argument. How about not taxing our "benefits" at all. Like all taxes, it's money that we have been forced and coerced into paying. Now illegal aliens will be receiving money from SS. What a ripoff!!!  I just want MY money back.

Yours in solidarity,

Ripped Off Ron

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 I am a disabled worker and I want to know is my ssi benefit going to be reduced when I turn 65 and have to go off of disablity benefits.

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You said SSI but did you mean SSDI ????

SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance Program)

SSI ( Supplemental Security Income) - the welfare (general fund)ability program for those who are not vested much into the Social Security program

 

If you are talking about SSDI rather than SSI then the answer is NO.

 

If you are talking about SSI then the answer is probably still NO. 

 

The SS (old age / survivors benefit) might be larger because it will depend on how much you have paid into & how long you paid into the Social Security system while working and if all the places you worked participated in the SS system by which there is a calculated offset.

 

Contact SSA by phone, your SS online account or at their local office, they can tell you for sure what will happen in your own particular case.

 

 

 

 

 

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 . . . . also i have a friend that is on disability and moved to the state of new york. this friend has started being harrased by state agencies threathing to freeze and remove her from social securuty. is this for real? can states mandate our social security benifits?


 For both SSDI and SSI, there are periodic disability reviews and many times these are conducted by the state although usually there is a questionaire sent to the beneficiary to be completed beforehand but I don't know if this is always the case.  This has long been the procedure.

 

The President's 2015 budget proposal reinterated these reviews for program integrity of both SSDI and SSI.

 

WhiteHouse 2015 Budget Proposal.   (see page 149)

 

This is only applicable to SSDI and SSI not the Old Age and Survivors benefits.

 

 

 

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I am planning on filing for ssdi in 2016 at the age of 56..I will be drawing a pension from a private company in June 2015. I was forced to leave this company in 2007 because of osteo arthritis of both knees. Will this pension affect my SSDI decision or decrease my benefits?

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  No to both -

  The only thing that SSDI is going to measure you on is your health condition and whether or not it meets their definition of disability.

 

From SSA:  SSDI 

"The definition of disability under Social Security is different than other programs. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or for short-term disability.

"Disability" under Social Security is based on your inability to work. We consider you disabled under Social Security rules if:

  • You cannot do work that you did before;
  • We decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

This is a strict definition of disability. Social Security program rules assume that working families have access to other resources to provide support during periods of short-term disabilities, including workers' compensation, insurance, savings and investments."

 

Follow the links provided in this page:

SSA: Disability Planner

 

 

 

 

 

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The main thing that concerns me about retirees is not necessarily IF Social Security payments will be made, but HOW MUCH will the payments buy?  Price inflation is here to stay, and yes, at times it will fluctuate, but overall, my opinion is that the prices of goods and services will rise more than 3% per year.  For those with a fix income (e.g. pension, Social Security) this is obviously a problem.  Add in unexpected cost such as long-term care, and the squeeze will definitely be on then.  So what's a potential solution?  Once again, it's just my opinion, but diversifying into precious metals such as gold and silver is one way to offset the harmful effects of price inflation.  As the author of this article shows us, doing something as simple as 'hunting' for copper pennies and silver coins after checking out at the cash register can be beneficial to your bottom line.  Sorry a bit off topic but hopefully helpful!

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 the republican party has and will do more to take away our bennifits. they treat social security as a hand out instead of an system that we paid in to. also i have a friend that is on disability and moved to the state of new york. this friend has started being harrased by state agencies threathing to freeze and remove her from social securuty. is this for real? can states mandate our social security benifits?

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I am planning on filing for ssdi in 2016 at the age of 56..I will be drawing a pension from a private company in June 2015. I was forced to leave this company in 2007 because of osteo arthritis of both knees. Will this pension affect my SSDI decision or decrease my benefits?

Thanks Robert

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 I am a disabled worker and I want to know is my ssi benefit going to be reduced when I turn 65 and have to go off of disablity benefits.

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@tasssag4 wrote:
women who never worked received half of husbands and he gets all his.NOT RIGHT Women who worked are penalized for working.Makes no sense to me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Then we need to change the law to provide for the spouse not working outside the home - nowadays that could be a man or a woman or any combination of a "couple" where one works outside of the home and the other takes care of the home & family.

 

The solution is very simple - at tax time during those working years, the couple just splits their total income and any FICA taxes paid in so that instead of reporting it under just the one earing that outside paycheck (one social security number) - it is split at reported under BOTH of their social security numbers.

 

That way, both of them are actually earning a benefit which they rightly are -

This gives a real value to both of their jobs and rightly so .

 

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