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Old 09-10-2007, 04:10 PM   #21
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I don't have my actual original birth certificate. I have a certified copy of vital records from the state and county all signed and sealed that I received in 2000 when I had to have it for a passport. I hope they will accept that because my original birth certificate was lost long ago.
They accept a certified copy; it is what I used when I applied for Medicare.

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:29 PM   #22
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Be aware that if you are divorced they ask you when you got divorced ,your ex spouses birthdate and if they got remarried and when you got married .They also asked me about my late husband's first marriage ,when ,how long ,her birthdate ,etc..
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So I would need to give the SS Admin. much more notice than my employer! Seems a splendid method to stop me from backing out over "buyer's remorse": "Why no, I can't stay longer, my SS checks are arriving." I've been debating about this: is one month notice to the boss about right?

Maybe baby boomers should arrive at the SS office four or five months in advance? If there is a backlog now, just imagine.
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I've been debating about this: is one month notice to the boss about right?
Check your personnel department to see what they recommend.

Personally, I plan to give 60 days' notice. I think that is what OPM says we are expected to do. I want to be reasonably nice about it. There is not much sense in giving any more notice than that, because at my work they never hire a replacement until months after the position is (newly) open.

In recent months I have casually let it be known that the summer of 2010 is my target ER date, give or take half a year. But I am always very clear that this is all subject to change.
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