by Anura Guruge
>> Kudos to SSA office Concord, N.H.
>> Workman’s Comp. offset.
Well, as I have shared with YOU a few times I applied for my Social Security pension now that I (to my utter amazement) lived to see 62. I don’t care what all the so called experts claim, I was NOT going to wait a day beyond my 62nd birthday. Waiting any longer seems very stupid and shortsighted. As the saying goes: “A bird in bed is worth four at the bar”.
I went to the local Social Security office, in Concord, in June, and did all the paperwork. Yes, they made me jump through some hoops but I managed.
I was TOLD that since I had two eligible kids under 18 that they too can get some of the benefits. I did not complain. I, over the years, had paid a lot of money into SSA.
Well, I have yet to see a check (let alone a proper cheque) BUT my first one is said to be on Wednesday, November 10, 2015. There were some scuffles along the way but eventually it appeared that I was all set. I do have a letter to say that — though I know it means diddly.
So that was June. We are now in October. 4 months.
Not a word about the kids benefits.
We have called 3 times — and it has to be ‘WE’ since they will only tell Deanna the information about the kids!
Last but one time we called, in September, we were told that ‘they’ will start looking into the kids’ benefits on October 8, 2015. On Monday, October 26 we called.
We were told that they have to MANUALLY compute the benefits because Deanna is on disability and that this could take 3 months to complete.
That blows my mind.
How can any computation, even by hand, take 3 months? We are talking about computing the value of Pi to trillion decimal points.
This is beyond STUPID.
Tell me the parameters and I will create an Excel spreadsheet for them in a few hours.