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Answers to your Social Security questions

Answers to your Social Security questions

Q. I'm 64 and applied for Social Security benefits in October, before my full retirement age, because I'm supporting my daughter and two granddaughters. My family came to the United States when I was 12 and we became citizens. When I applied for benefits in October, I brought my citizenship certificate and marriage license, though I'm now divorced. I was asked to come back in at the end of November because my citizenship couldn't be verified. The files were not computerized at the time. I was told my application was being sent to Homeland Security for verification. We are now into January and I can't get any information on the...

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