Q&A: Can I Get Retroactive Social Security Survivor Benefits? Q: I recently found out my father died when I was 17. We were estranged from my father and my mother didn’t file for Social Security benefits for me. I’m now 20. Can I get those back payments? A: Unfortunately, Social Security does not pay retroactive […]
The death of a loved one is typically a devastating event. Even if you don’t think about the emotional toll such a loss has on a person, there’s all the legal hoops that you need to jump through in the wake of such an event; one of the necessary steps you need to take is […]
Most people are aware of Social Security retirement benefits, and many may even be aware that Social Security has disability benefits, but are you aware that there are Social Security death benefits as well?
Spouses who do not work or who have substantially lower earnings than their spouse may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on their spouse’s earnings. Below is a common question about spousal benefits.
You’re getting ready to retire and you’ve made the decision to start collecting your Social Security retirement benefits. What’s the next step? You need to actually apply for your benefits (they aren’t automatic). Probably one of the most common Social Security questions is how to apply for Social Security benefits. There are three ways to […]