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Subject:  Re: Social Security application ? Date:  12/17/2012  1:04 PM
Author:  lcd186 Number:  18137 of 20793

What kind of mistake(s) can a person make when applying that would make him ineligible for social security for 2 or more years, given that he is at least 67 years old?

A criminal mistake? That is the only thing I can think of right now.

had made a mistake when applying for SS and that he could not apply again for another 2 years. Are these types of mistakes real?

I doubt several other things they told me, so I wanted to find out if this part is true.

I am on social security disability. Applications for social security disability can be denied, but you can appeal the denial, or reapply. I don't know if there is any type of mandatory waiting period to either appeal, or reapply, but my assumption is there is no such waiting period.

At best, I assume these two men may not understand what they have been doing, or the processes they need to go through to apply for various types of assistance. They may lack either administrative or mental competence to file applications, or understand any instructions or explanations of benefits (or denials) they have received.

At worst, there may be some sort of malicious intent, or deception. If you have some concerns, or they are trying to get you to help them in areas you are not comfortable, or willing, I suggest talking to an appropriate person at the library staff about it.

And an aside, thanks for doing volunteer work at your local library.

Lois Carmen D.
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