Questions tagged [social-security]

For questions relating to the US Social Security system, e.g. payments, benefits, FICA taxes, etc.

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What eventually happens when my Medicare premium is MORE than my Social Security benefit?

Most of my working life was not subject to Social Security taxes (yes, this can happen legitimately in the US), therefore my Social Security benefit is very modest. My Medicare premium is withheld ...
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With 40 credits, can I still be eligible to receive social security benefits at age 67 IF I LOSE MY permanent resident status?

I know there are similar questions here, but my case is a bit special so I ask this question. I have been working in the U.S. for 10 years and accumulated 40 social security credits. Now, I and my ...
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Switching from spousal benefit to my own and then back to spousal

I started collecting SS at 66 (my full retirement age), my wife started collecting SS (spousal benefit) at 66 (her full retirement age). If my wife switches to her own benefit at 70, and then I pass ...
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What happens to my U.S. Social Security and pension if I retire in Germany?

If I retire in Germany, can I receive my U.S. Social Security and pension there, and will it be taxed?
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If I earn my 40th Social Security credit mid-year, is my Medicare Initial Enrolment Period when I earn the credit or when the credit is filed for?

I'm a doozy of an edge case. I'm above 65 and will become eligible for Medicare mid-year 2024, which is when I'll have earned my fortieth Social Security credit on Form 1040 Schedule C. (I won't have ...
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Past employer should have withheld FICA taxes—but did not do so. What do I do now? (J-1 Visa)

I am an Indian citizen who moved to the United States on a J-1 visa. I worked for one employer for just over two years before moving to another employer for whom I worked for one year. I am now ...
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Are FICA payments deducted from Canadian citizens working in the US transferable to Canada when they return?

I am a Canadian citizen who worked in the US (on a TN visa) for 8 years before I returned to Canada. FICA payments were deducted from my salary. I did not meet the threshold. Are these payments ...
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Social Security Spousal Benefit while Spouse is Working

For US Social Security, a person of Full Retirement Age (FRA) can claim spousal benefits to receive 50% of the FRA benefits of their spouse. Suppose person A is of FRA and has no income. Person B (...
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Is the Social Security death benefit of $255 reduced if the would-be recipient spouse's benefit is reduced by 2/3 of their civil service pension

If a person has a pension from a job in State, local or Federal government and the job was not covered by Social Security (SS), the benefit they can get from their spouse's Social Security is reduced ...
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Open bank account at Charles Schwab without social security number?

The U.S. brokerage and bank Charles Schwab requires a social security number to open an account. You have a social security number but your spouse doesn't. Both want to have bank accounts at Charles ...
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What happens to debt to SSA after death?

A woman in another country was married to her late husband. She notified about his death right away but SSA kept sending money from his Social Security benefits. She thought that everything was in ...
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Help me apply Windfall Elimination Provision to my situation

I struggling to understand exactly how the Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision applies to me in my situation (and thus what it specifically means for how long I should keep my part-time ...
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Fed MED/EE, Fed OASDI/EE and CA OASDI/EE visa status F1 - OPT

When I worked as intern on CPT, my employer deducted the following taxes from my pay check: Fed MED/EE Fed OASDI/EE CA OASDI/EE My tax agent said I need to request them to get that back or fill a ...
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How long does one need to work and pay taxes, to qualify for Social Security retirement ( USA)

I have looked on SS sites and other sites and saw no answer. Long ago I think "40 quarters" ( 10 years) of paying social security taxes were required before one could collect SS retirement if you were ...
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Home improvement loan for dependent support worksheet

My mom had to finance HVAC replacement in a condo we purchased together, but she is the permanent resident, as I live in another state. She receives SSD payments. For the dependency support worksheet,...
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As a US Citizen can I open a Canadian bank account without my social security number?

As I stated in the title: will I need to provide my Social Security Number if I choose to open a bank in Canada as a US Citizen?
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is it easier to rent a car with a secured credit card over a debit card?

I've been denied car rentals using debit cards in the past, even with thousands of dollars on the card. I'm going to Hawaii as well as Tennessee this year, and will need a car. Would my odds increase ...
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Continue contributing to pension vs waiving FICA

This is my first post! I have a little dilemma I have to decide whether I want to continue stop contributing to my city pension with the benefit that I will be able to waive FICA. Let me give some ...