Changing your gender marker with Social Security will typically not affect private health insurance. For disabled workers, an eleven-month extension can be added so long as it is applied for early enough in advance for the Social Security Administration to process your claim. In this effort, we focus on improving the transfer of medical information, expediting the disability claims process, and facilitating payments to wounded service members, veterans, and their families.
I’ve heard horror stories about getting your name changed after you get married. I hadn’t brought my paperwork, just my marriage license and IDs but they easily changed my name within minutes and I was told I don’t have to wait for the new card in the mail to get my CA ID/Drivers License updated.
A widow or widower can receive benefits at any age if she or he takes care of a child who is receiving Social Security benefits and younger than age 16 or disabled. SSA’s staff has shrunk 6 percent nationwide since 2010, so there are fewer people to take appointments, answer phones, and process applications for Social Security’s vital retirement, survivors, and disability benefits.
Before the appeal hearing, the ALJ will normally read an applicant’s cumulative Social Security file, which, at the time of a hearing, is referred to as an exhibit file. There, staff take claims for Social Security and SSI benefits, provide replacement Social Security cards, and process name changes.
More than one million people are waiting for a hearing decision from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on their requests for disability benefits. The first Social Security office opened in Austin, Texas, on October 14, 1936 Social Security taxes were first collected in January 1937, along with the first one-time, lump-sum payments.