Thoughts on Getting Social Security Assistance
Tom Margenau, a 32-year veteran of various Social Security Administration management positions and former director of SSA’s Baltimore public information office, routinely offers interesting and insightful facts and anecdotal accounts of Social Security situations. Usually using a question-and-answer format, he delves into basic and often convoluted queries about the program’s arcane rules and regulations. In a post yesterday, however, he takes a slightly different approach, first answering the question directly, and then comparing the answer to a response that was generated by official sources at Social Security. As he points out, despite a lengthy response from SSA, the caller did not actually receive an answer. The problem, he points out, is the frequent reliance on prepared responses that can miss the mark.
The question, incidentally, is about survivor benefits, so if you need to know more about that topic, Margenau’s post is worth reading. You can access it here. On the subject of who to contact with questions about the details associated with Social Security, we would offer another option…simply contact the AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory service via telephone or email, and you’ll be connected to a real live person who will take the time to understand your question and respond with the information you need to know tailored to your situation. Learn more about this free-to-the-public service and how to access it here.