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The AARP Social Security Resource Center is designed to help you determine the benefits you’re eligible for, when you can get them, and how much you and your family can receive. This section provides practical information on steering through the paperwork (or clicking through the web pages) to get the help you need from the Social Security Administration. You’ll find answers on:
Q: How can I appeal a decision by the Social Security Administration?
Q: How long does it take to get a hearing with Social Security to appeal a decision?
Q: I will be 65 this year. When should I apply for Medicare?
Q: How do I apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Q: Is there a penalty if you're late signing up for Medicare?
Q: What medical conditions make you eligible for a fast-track decision on Social Security disability benefits?
Q: I qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Should I use an attorney to apply?
Q: How do I apply for Social Security?
Q: When should I apply for Social Security?
Q: When should I apply for Social Security to start at age 62?
Q: Do I have to enroll in Medicare at age 65 if I am already collecting Social Security?
Q: How to apply for Social Security disability
Q: How much longer will Social Security be around?
Q: Is the Social Security retirement age going up?
Q: Can couples still use the “file and suspend” strategy?
Q: How can I get a copy of my Social Security award letter?
Q: My Social Security earnings statement does not include all my income. How can I correct it?
Q: Can Social Security tell me if a former employer owes me pension benefits?
Q: How do I change my address with Social Security?
Q: Where can I get a copy of my SSA-1099 tax form?
Q: What is a My Social Security account and how do I sign up?
Q: What is a Social Security representative payee?
Q: How can I get a copy of my benefit verification letter from Social Security?
Q: Can I manage my mother’s Social Security if I have power of attorney?
Q: How to report a death to Social Security
Q: My Medicare premiums are going up because of my income two years ago. My income has since gone down. Is there anything I can do?
Q: How to get a replacement Social Security card
Q: Can I get a new Social Security number?
Q: Do Social Security numbers get reassigned once a person dies?
Q: How to get a Social Security number
Q: My name is spelled differently on my birth certificate than on my Social Security card. Will this be an issue when I apply for benefits?
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