Donald Trump
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45th President of the United States
Assumed office January 20, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence
Preceded by Barack Obama
Personal details
Born Donald John Trump(1946-06-14) June 14, 1946 (age 70)New York City
Political party Republican (1987–99, 2009–11, 2012–present)
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Relations See Family of Donald Trump
Children
Residence White House
Alma mater The Wharton School (B.S.inEcon.)
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Net worth DecreaseUS$3.5 billion (March 2017)[1]
Signature Donald J Trump stylized autograph, in ink
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Widow/Widower Social Security Benefits


Greetings, Mr. President,
I believe you have our country and the American people in your heart and you are doing everything you can to make America great again! Thank you for that! There is one thing that I do not understand and maybe you can shed some light for me with this, please. 1. Why is it that Widows/Widowers have to wait until 60 years of age to be eligible for their deceased Spouses social security benefits, please? 2. And once eligible, the remaining Spouse cannot make more than a certain annual dollar amount? How can a benefit from a deceased Spouse be contingent on that, please? You see, I was 51 years of age when cancer took my husband away from me (and taking over $2,500.00 of financial support from my household). So, I was told by Social Security (at the time) that I was not eligible for the Spouse social security benefit because I did not have any disabled children at home (thank God) and no children at home under the age of 18 (our Son was 23 and out on his own). Okay, so I wait 9 years to get my Widows benefit (which should have been available from day 1 of my husband's death) and call 3 months prior to apply for it only to be advised that if I make more than $16,000.00 annually, I would not be receiving the monthly benefit (that had been denied from me for 9 years). So, please tell me (with high prices for everything in today's society), how would a person manage to have anything with that type of income and why should it matter what I make (salary wise) if it is a benefit from my deceased Spouse? So, even if by my age, I am eligible, I am not going to receive what is due me because I am a hard working citizen (with multiple health issues) and I have bills that need to be paid to keep a roof over my head, food on my table and a decent car to drive? Please help me understand and advise if there's anything that you can do as our Commander in Chief to help turn this around so the Widows/Widowers can receive a benefit that is due them from their deceased Spouse, please? I am looking forward to hearing from you regarding my concerns. Thank you for your time! Pat Story

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