Republic Bank and Trust (RBT) has notified SSA that it is discontinuing its Currency Connection Direct Deposit program. Provide the deceased person’s Social Security number to the funeral director so they can report the death to the SSA. Congress enacted the COLA provision as part of the 1972 Social Security Amendments, and automatic annual COLAs began in 1975. That means it is still relatively easy for thieves to create an account in the name of Americans who have not already created one for themselves.
The disability determination begins with the field offices of the Social Security Administration where one is supposed to file an application for disability benefit. Additionally, if an individual reports changes timely (i.e. no later than 10 days after the end of the month in which the change occurred), the agency must give written notice of how the change affects his or her benefit before we make any changes.
This past year the Social Security Administration informed me that my retirement age was sixty-six. If you are unhappy with the decision of the administrative law judge, you can ask for a review of your case by the Social Security’s Appeals Council, which looks into all cases for review.
In FY 2013, more than 49 percent of retirement applicants and 45 percent of disability applicants filed online. During this time they crippled the Social Security Administration with grossly inadequate appropriations. If your medical or financial condition is becoming urgent, gather documentation to that effect and send it to Social Security.
Based on this and other things such as documentation from the person’s doctor they make a decision on whether or not the individual’s functioning is impaired to such a degree that they can grant disability benefits. If both spouses are receiving social security retirement checks and one spouse dies the SSA will no longer pay both checks.