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Author: Toto2 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308688  
Subject: Social Security Discrepancy Date: 8/29/2000 9:46 PM
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Hey, Fools!

I ran across an interesting little problem the other day. I received "Your Social Security Statement" in the mail. It was totally unsolicited, and I nearly tossed it out, thinking it was someone pitching a new service, or something. Good thing I looked it over. They shorted me over $20,000 for 1996!

It turns out that my company was sold early that year, and we went into a holding company for several motnhs, then, after closing, went to the new owner. Today, upon further investigation, I realized that even though I'd received *three* W-2's that year, the SS (yikes!) only credited me for *two* of them!

I'll be on the phone first thing in the morning to get this straightened out.

I would urge you all to take a good look at the form (or go order one, if you didn't receive it), and take a good hard look at your yearly totals, especially if you had multiple W-2's in any single year.

And thanks be to this board! Man, if I hadn't learned to pay closer attention to these things, I would have completely missed it!

Just keep on Foolin' on!

mike
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