Be Careful What You Ask

Social Security is complex. What is Medicare Part A? What is Medicare Part B? When can I start receiving my Social Security benefits. What if there’s been a death in the family of the primary breadwinner?

Be careful. In a 2004 study, over 50% of the answers that recipients received from Social Security personnel over the telephone were WRONG. To ensure that you are getting the RIGHT answer, call several times and talk with different people. Continue to go up the food chain and talk with supervisors. Look for documented written information at the Social Security Administrations official website…www.ssa..gov.

Remember, these are YOUR benefits and the person on the other end of the phone works for you.

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