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Origin of Benefits

It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare). Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult ...more »

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Monthly wage reporting over the phone, automation & forms

I report my son's monthly wage via the automated phone service. I have had a on going problem when it comes to the part where they ask you to "say and spells your last name" after saying and spelling my last name I am asked to do it again and then again, sometimes even a 3rd time. Then after the 3rd time it says "check the information and call back later". It's very aggravating and it happens usually 8 out of 10 calls! ...more »

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Monthly Benefit Amount

I want to know how in the world does social security believe that a person can feasibly live off of 740 a month? They use some standard to determine what acceptable amounts for the cost of living. Have they not realized how much rent is? I have two kids and I am a single mom. My rent is 600.00 a month not including utilities and other basic needs. So with my monthly benefit check being 740.00 how in the world can a person ...more »

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