ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: SS EXPERIENCE


I’m not even getting started, and already dealing with “The” Social Security office is a pain in the “________”.    Call it what you want.   Why does it seem everything connected with the government, especially “online”, is marked with difficulty.  That wasn’t a question.  Seems like nothing works smoothly or how it should.

I went to set up a “My Social Security” account; entered all the personal information, gave myself a username and password……….then got a message:   “There is already an account set up for this user”, not username, but personal information.    So, I attempted to sign in!  I filled in a few questions to retrieve my username; to be sent to my email.   I was ask 3 simple questions:  What is my email address, my SS number and my date of birth.  All questions of which I know the answer.   Right!   I got an immediate “Please correct this information” response.   Really???/%#&#!!!!

First of all, if I did in fact in the past set up this account, the only email address I would have had at the time is the one I inserted here.   Guess what, I know my own SS number and I think I know my correct birth date.    This should be about the easiest line of questions I should be able to answer and that THIS agency should be able to confirm.   NOW I GET TO VISIT THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE.   No problem, its been awhile.

Many years ago, I had to correct the year I was born with SS.  I thought, maybe they still have it wrong, so I inserted that year in and tried that……..NOPE!

Good luck y’all.   Have a great day!

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5 thoughts on “ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: SS EXPERIENCE”

  1. SOCIAL SECURITY IS ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SCAM, THE MONEY THAT IS SET UP FOR US, IS USED FOR OTHER THINGS AS WELL, INCLUDING ILLEGALS, ETC…ENJOY RETIREMENT, JUST STAY BLOGGING.

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    1. When was working last I had just gotten a raise, that put my pay at about 40k annually then I got sick had heart failure and ended up on SSDIand found that due to my current raise I had not been at that pay level long enough and that greatly affectedmy monthly payments

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  2. Easy does it!
    Same thing happened to me.

    I contacted the local office and they set the appointment date, and said there was only a date but set early a.m., anyway, for me.
    Brought the checkbook for the deposit information, and social security card.
    Everyone, and I do mean, everyone, was pleasant when I went to the local office. Did some paperwork. I took notes in a memo pad, and got names. The day went nice. When the note pad came out, the people became cautious in their words, and that is normal. I maintained the conversation at a professional level. Eye contact. Nod of the head in agreement. Civil. Polite. Professional interview. Asked questions. Wrote things down. Wonderful exchange. I also wore a sports jacket. I was received rather well, while others there obtaining benefits were loud, and uncivil. Maintain your composure.

    I received an erroneous letter a month later indicating half of what I was supposed to receive and did nothing, because I wanted to wait for the money to be deposited and then, return to the office. The deposit, was the full amount, and I was puzzled. Then I found out, there are seven clones of myself, five applied for benefits and were denied.

    I have since that day, been in a search for a Magic Wand, to stretch funds to last.

    https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10031.pdf

    PDF: Social Security Payment Calendar. Look at the Blue/Gray/Red, fields. The legend, if your birthday number is 1 thru 10, you get paid on Blue; If your birthday number is 11 thru 19, you get paid Gray; If your birthday number is 20 thru 31, you get paid Red.

    It will take three weeks in your age bracket, before you get paid. I missed it by one number and lost one payment, but that is how the system works.

    Once you receive retirement benefits deposited, it will take about three months before you get into your own groove and get the swing of it. Relax. Also, there are medical options if you opt, that will reduce benefits and a survivor option that will reduce benefits. Think about your options prior to committing.

    Arlin, I hope you enjoy your retirement. Learn to relax. Stay healthy. Live long. If you live longer than what you put into the system, from that point on, it’s all gravy.

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    1. Thanks for the info and the link to the calendar. Naturally once I start on the SS, my payments will be last Wednesday of the month. I didn’t know about the birth day determining when you received payment. Just thought it was on 3rd Wed. as my mom’s. Makes sense though……distributing all that pay on one given day would be rough. OMG something the Gov does that makes sense!

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