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My wife and I have SS, cannot get by on $1,300.00. Can I get a SS increase?

I have published a children's book on CreateSpace & Kindle, cannot afford to promote as I don't make enough SS, who can help me ?for free, or % of royalties?

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rustyboilerz

Why do you think people are working into their eighties? If you didn't provide for your retirement, that's your fault and no one else's. Social security isn't meant as a complete replacement for lost wages due to retirement.

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Rustyboilerz: Please stick to answering the question, not snide remarks for my issue which you have no understanding.
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Just stating the facts. Just because you can't live with what you've earned in retirement, doesn't mean you need a further handout to get by, as to publish a stupid book. Talk about a feeling of entitlement, you are the face to a bigger problem, and that's people who feel the world OWES them a living! How sad you truly are!
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Well have pets and kids that will get you more social security benefits.

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tonytiger69, If you don't know, why respond? I thought I was on a site with people who could give polite informative answers.
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Wow bite me
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I don't think so. You have to remember that social security was only ever meant to be supplemental to your retirement income. it's not the government's fault that people decided to not save for retirement and instead rely solely on SS.

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Wow buddy you sure didn't sugar coat it did yah
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I am the recient to your answer ananda44. You did not just answer the Question, you went beyond. You should have sought more info to get the big picture, rather than judging.
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Try going to a publisher and see if the book is worthy to go national. If they like it maybe you can get an advance

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Thank you Monte72. You are the first person to respond in maturity. Yes that is a good suggestion. However, I am informed by a writer or 12 children's books, that unless I have 3 books in print, it is wasted effort.
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Hi there buddy I'm sorry about the situation you're in. You sound like you have something good childrens book on your hands. You say you need at least 3 book copies to show to a publisher that you are serious about getting published? Or do you need 3 books already in circulation to have your book published?I'm a little confused. If all else fails maybe you can get some other type of government help. I hope there's a way bud
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My mother is 89 and only gets only 500 a month she's lucky as she has 4 children helping her! She still can't afford all her meds even with our help!
As you've heard SS is only as used only as a supplement! You can write your representative and stop SS for illegals for people who come here from other countries bleeding our Benifits if Americans stop paying SS to the illegals we'd have more for us then and only then maybe we could get a raise! Thank you

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robear. thanks for comments, I agree with reducing US liability through ending funding for illegals. Regarding your mom. She is low income and should be able to get state help for her perscription. We are low income, and my wife's perscripts cost her $2.65 each. If we didn't qualify for the low income medicare part B, her scripts would cost $500.00 to $700.00 each, and the same each time she refills. Worth checking into it, eh?
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Thank you we have tried a lot of things because my mother is almost 90 she forgets and there is so much paper work! We will try! Thank you
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