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UPDATE: The response to this service was so overwhelming that we’ve had to discontinue this service. But don’t depsair just yet! You can join our FREE Facebook member’s group and post your questions there. There are some really smart people who hang out there and you’ll likely find the answer you’re looking for. You may also want to check out my article Social Security Questions? How To Find Answers

This is the biggest announcement I’ve made since I started this website.

Before I get to that, a little background will help to explain.

When I started this website, I had a simple goal. I wanted to help folks make sense out of Social Security. After assisting individuals with retirement planning for over a decade, I knew that the information available on this topic was unclear and often contradicting. Unfortunately, most folks just had to take the word of the person they’d talked to at their local Social Security office as the final word…even when it didn’t seem right.

What I didn’t completely understand was just how popular this site would become. As I’m writing this article, I’m looking back at multiple days where I’ve had over 1,000 daily visitors to my website. That’s still pretty modest for many sites, but I’m ecstatic that there’s that many people who want to read about Social Security! This site is rapidly growing too. In the last 12 months we’ve experienced a 925% increase in traffic from the search engines such as Google and Bing.

I’ve come to realize, there are a lot of people who are looking for answers to their Social Security questions.

To post your question, you’ll have to do a quick registration (to keep out the spammers), and agree to the following:

  • Your question and the answers will be published for public viewing on this site. Once published, the content will remain posted at the site owner’s discretion. You should not publish personal data such as date of birth, social security numbers, or any other personally identifiable information.
  • The information in this site does not constitute specific and individual advice. It should be interpreted as educational in nature.


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How long to be approved for survivor benifits? I previously applied in 2014 when my husband passed,for myself and my 3 minor children. My children were awarded benefits and I was told that I could be added as a beneficiary after one of my children aged out. Last month my oldest aged out and I went to “re-apply”. I was just wondering if the approval process will still take as long as it did the first time I applied,..7 months. Or will it maybe be quicker as my children are already being awarded benefits and there is no question that… Read more »


In 2017 I made more than the $16,995 allowed per year. However, I only received SS benefits from June to December. It is my understanding that since I didn’t receive benefits for the whole year my income didn’t mater.

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Sheila MacLachlan

I’m 54. On SSI since May 2016. Disabled as of December 2013. Was found disabled By SS Nov 2015. Applied for Ex husband’s benefits Feb 2019. He died Dec 2017. Married 11 years. Divorced March 1993. Remarried twice. Divorced Oct 2004 and 2013. Single now. Neither marriage lasted 10 years. The agent handling my claim submitted my claim listing date I became disabled as Dec 2013. The same date listed in my files. He called yesterday telling me the review board contacted him and told him the date I became disabled is 2009 not 2013. I did file in 2009… Read more »


I just turned 66 years old and I am currently now at full retirement age (66). My husband just turned 62 years old, and he plans to continue to work full time until his full retirement age (66 & 6 months) before retiring and going on Social Security. I am currently, and have mostly been a stay at home wife/mother during my life, and didn’t work very much in my life. All our children are grown & are on their own now. The last Social Security Statement I received said I currently have enough credits to receive benefits – but… Read more »