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Old 11-05-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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We get SS printouts yearly. I would go in person together with your husband to the SS office and talk to them.
After I read your post, I did a little more on-line research and, OMG, I do think we have a problem here. I was just assuming we stopped getting the paper statements because they stopped sending them out. After all, I wasn't receiving mine either and I have not been the victim of ID theft. But just now I realized that I set up an on-line account for myself when the option first became available (and haven't checked it since, because my SS benefit is pathetically low and unimportant). And they don't mail paper statements to those who have on-line accounts. So, we might very well both not be getting paper statements but for different reasons.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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You can call the SS and they can tell you over the phone what the amount will be. I did it after I did the online calculation just to verify if I was correct. I did it in January so unless the rules have changed since then you can get the amount but the phone line wait can be long.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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You can call the SS and they can tell you over the phone what the amount will be. I did it after I did the online calculation just to verify if I was correct. I did it in January so unless the rules have changed since then you can get the amount but the phone line wait can be long.
Thanks, that's good to know.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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If the account is frozen I can bet you would not be able to do it over the phone. make the trip on Monday and get it at a SS office. At this point that may well be your only option. You are going to have to take the time to resolve this in person. There is a social security office in almost every city ??
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Old 11-06-2016, 04:55 AM
 
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Social Security averages 35 YEARS of income, and it is indexed for inflation. I would be surprised if the last 3 years move the needle much at all.
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