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Ask Rusty – Can I Help My Friend with His Social Security?

September 14, 2020 | Presenting: Russell Gloor - AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor

I am trying to help a good friend of mine who lives in Indiana and is 80 years old. I am very concerned as he’s not now collecting SS for some reason, and I have no idea why. Is there any reason that you know of that would keep him from getting his benefits? Is there maybe something he might have done to keep him from getting his money? He worked his whole life, is a retired electrician and was a long-time member of the Electricians’ Union. I’m not sure if he knows how to apply for his benefits, but he’s having a hard time making ends meet and could definitely use the extra money. He told me that an organization has offered to help him, but it will cost $7,500 and there is no guarantee they can get it for him. He can’t afford to pay that kind of money only to be told there is nothing they can do for him. I’m hoping you can give me some insight.

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