Students who intend to work on or off campus must obtain a Social Security number before they can be listed on their employer’s payroll. One hint for any newspaper reporter who happens to be reading this: Ask Social Security officials how much help Social Security’s Chicago Region, which includes Wisconsin, is receiving from the Dallas and Philadelphia Regions, which have the lowest backlogs.
We have two or three years left of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and its primary companion, the Selected Characteristics of Occupations While we still have the DOT and its companion(s) as the first listed source of administrative notice in the Social Security disability context, we need to focus on the information available.
Mary would have been eligible for retirement benefits as a divorced spouse on John’s Social Security record if she was married to him for at least 10 years, was at least 62 years old, was unmarried and was not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on her own merit.
SSA’s coverage under the Social Security Acts originally extended to nearly all workers in the continental U.S. and the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands below the age of 65. All workers in interstate commerce and industry were required to enter the program, except railroad, state and local government workers.
You will also need to provide Social Security with an original or certified copy of your birth certificate, your last earnings documents (W-2, last pay stub, statement of your employer, etc.) and copies (keep the originals) of any medical records you may be able to obtain.