Q: Do you work with social security And SSi existing benefits?
My Dad Passed away over 30 years ago. My Mom was entitled to partial of my dads social income as well of his VA.In the mix I have two older brothers that receive benefits from Social Security and SSI . Now that Mom Passed this year my two older brothers benefits have been reduced .My question is it because My Mom was last living parent and every one was under my Dads social Number My brothers benefits were reduced ? They had all there social numbers Do they have to go in individual and fill forms for there own . They wouldn't be able to under stand what a Social Security person would be telling them. Is legal representation for my brothers needed ?
A: You can hire a lawyer (which is easier), but you can also see if you can resolve yourself. You will likely need to be present with your brothers for your office visit. See if you can schedule an appointment at your local SS office (expect this not to work). If you cannot schedule an appointment, then you will need to go to the office and wait (expect 2-3 hour wait). There is sometimes some useful information on the My Social Security webpage (I have found it to be occasionally unhelpful).
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