Retirement: What did I do wrong?
I worked my 20 some odd years and now having some very bad health issues. In fact another surgery is in store.
My job is never going to keep me on. I went to find out what I would get at 60 years of age, and almost 21 years of service and it was peanuts. And then found out, I don't get social security either?
WHAT? How does one survive?
I have had two on the job injuries, and was made to go back to work early to not lose my job. My wife is on social security security disability and that is won't even cover utilities.
How do I tell my wife that we are in worst shape now than ever, we will lose our home, and I as a man for the first time don't know what to do.
I guess I don't understand why you don't get a retirement check, and your social security you pay into for years.
I do understand it will be at a reduced cost, but does anyone have any suggestions as what we should do?
Thanks any help will do.. does all this sound right? We get nothing each month? Why is that?
Wendy Did you contact Social Security? Are you SURE you don't get a SS Check? Maybe you don't get credit for the 21 years you worked - but have credits from work before that and still get a small check?
Use the "Contact Wendy" page (left bottom) and tell me more, personally, and I'll see if I can help a bit. It isn't always easy to fit the pieces of the retirement puzzle together!
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