Posts Tagged ‘Finding out how much social security I receive’

Free Caregiver Resource eBook: 8/26/12 Only!

Very important for those who are caregivers or know they will be one day soon.

 On 8/26/12 from 12 AM to 11:59 PM, my “Taking Care of Mom and Dad” eBook will be free on!

You don’t need a Kindle to get it – a PC, Android, or any number of eReaders will do just fine. Amazon has a free download for you to use. Download the reader and then download the eBook!

This book is regularly $6.99. If you have a need or know any followers that need help with caregiving, please share/tweet/google+ or do whatever you need to. I am happy to give this away for one day.

In order to get the eBook, click on the icon to the right or right here: 


New eBook for Caregivers

I am very excited to announce that my newest eBook has been released on Amazon in the Kindle Bookstore. The title is: Taking Care of Mom and Dad: A Baby Boomer’s Resource Guide. I cannot tell you how happy I am to finally have this completed. I worked for a very long time to put together all the information. I used all 20 years working with Seniors in putting together a comprehensive handbook for caregivers thrust into service, not knowing the first thing to do or first place to look for help. This is particularly helpful if you are caregiving from afar.

This is not a book that tells you how to deal with emotional issues, it is a book that is practical and comprehensive explaining different federal programs and how they work with a state. I show you the correct agency to contact through phone, address, or email who can give you state-specific information. While most of this CAN be found, you must be well-versed in Aging Service vernacular and acronyms which often change from state to state and program to program. It also clearly explains requirements in most elder-driven social programs as well as components that each state is required to offer.

If you have the correct reader, all sites (including the table of contents ) are clickable – they have been checked and re-checked to assure no dead links. You do not have to have a Kindle in order to read the eBook – I do not have one – you can download the Amazon reader for personal computers, blackberry, android, iPads, iPhone, MAC, and Windows phone 7.

Maybe you do not need this information, but if you know someone who does, please pass it along to them. The information presented in the eBook may be used by anyone in any of the states or territories within the U.S.

Getting Social Security Verification

Need to verify your Social Security benefit amount?

There are a number of reasons you may need written verification of your Social Security benefit amount. You may need to provide it to an energy assistance program or for subsidized housing. Perhaps you are ready to make a major purchase with a loan you want to secure from a bank or social institution. Or maybe you are applying for state benefits or moving into a new apartment or home.
Whatever your reason, if you need verification of income from Social Security, obtaining it is easy and convenient now. You can go to Look in the LEFT column under “TOP
SERVICES”, open the “SERVICES FOR PEOPLE CURRENTLY RECEIVING BENEFITS” section, and select “REQUEST A PROOF OF INCOME LETTER”. Or you can click any of the links I have provided. You must enter some information including your mailing address and in about 10 days, you will receive a letter that verifies your Social Security benefit information.
Before you fill out the information, you may want to go to this website first: It will tell you the information to gather, what the information can be used for and what their rules are on releasing personal information.

If you don’t have time to wait 10 days, you can call them at
1-800-772-1213(TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit your local Social Security office.

You can use this letter for any reason that requires proof of your income. Additionally, the letter is an official document that verifies your Medicare coverage, retirement or disability status, and your age.

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