Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 24, 1956 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24,1956 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THIRTEEN Ifs Your Money Apply in Person For SS Benef its IJy D. B. GAU,AOHKR j (Q) "I will he 63 this com- inc March. I have bppn paying Social Security tnx from tho beginning. My wages have varied over Ihe years. How do I go about drawing Social Security benefits and how much can I earn and slill gnt my monthly checks? "This year, so far, I worker! up to April 10, at $40 a week. Then 1 worked in July and August at $22 a week. I am a widow," Mrs. C. E. D. (A) There should be little doubt about your being eligible for Social Security monthly benefits starting with this coming November. Look in your telephone book under United States Government for Health, Education and Welfare, division of Social Security. Tlisn go to that address nnd apply in person. You should be permitted to earn as much as j ^^ji^^m $1,200 this year and still be paid benefit check? for November and This is, of course as- thnt you qualify with riioiich credits to your account. L !''nim the information you give, ii looks like you should be elic- j'-le for at lenst $21 ft month. Good going. (Q) "I nm a widow of SO pnd drawing monthly Social Si-runty checks of SW.'O. The remaining portion of mv sup- pi nt comes from my daughter. Can she claim me as a dependent on her federal income tax return? 1 ' Mrs. A.M. !.\\ \\'P would say tint the i |^ n .-,vAf-r to your question is yt.-s, lii.;t UP art' not nn authority on IMP federal income tax. so the hot advice we <Ytn give is to i,ike your question to the office nal revenue service, of the district director of inter-! 1 (Q) "I am 54 and wnile I am not old enough for Social Security benefits, how can I go alwut learning how much credit I have to my account?" T. L. K. (A> Your problem is very simple and easy to solve. I-xwk in the phone book under the list-, ing of the United States Govern- i rnont for the phone number of i your Social Security office. Then ask for a "Wage Statement Request" card, fill in and mail as instructed. Also ask^ for the nunv her of quarters to your credit. If you have 33 or more quarters of coverage to your account, you me assured of monthly benefits of some amount on reaching (15. or for your qualified survivors should you die. Important points are explained by IX B. Gallagher in his ne'vly revised Social Security booklet Including the Social Security Amendments of August 1950. Send 25c in coin (no stamps) to SS Book Alton Evening Telegraph Box 344, Grand Central Station, New York 17, N. Y. (Copyright, 1958 General Features Corp,) Real Open Hoti** ALEXANDRIA, Va. # - Mrs. Robert L. Mink reported these items missing from her home after an open house party: A toaster, a vacuum cleaner, a living room wall barometer, a clock-radio and a bottle of spirits. 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