Widow's Benefits

Do You Have Any Suggestions?

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I have a mess. My husband died in 2012; he was drawing social security. I took the reduced widows rate @ 59 yrs old because I had not worked in years and needed to survive. Then I was asked last year to consult with an organization. I wasn't concerned because I knew that I would not reach the $15,900 threshold to affect my ss benefit --- Now, I have been offered a full-time position with another organization that will push me into the $60,000+ income range. I still will have a little consulting income in the mix.

Can I Get Retroactive Widow's Benefits?

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I am 64 years old. I was married for 13 years when my husband died. I was 32 and pregnant. I collected widow's benefit until I remarried and then it went to my kids until they were 18. I remarried a couple of times but divorced my last husband in 2009. I contacted the SS office and can get SS from my first husband. My question is should it be retroactive back to when I was 62 and can I continue to get his and let mine grow until I am 70 or beyond if his is more than mine would be?

Hi,

If I Remarry, Could My New Wife Receive The Widower's Benefits That I Now Receive In The Event Of My Death?

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collecting dead spouse social security (larger than mine) want to marry but if I die, will new wife get the social sercurity I now receive

Hi,

No, your new wife could never qualify for benefits on your deceased wife's record. However, your new wife could potentially file for widow's benefits on your record if you die first, even if you weren't receiving your own retirement benefits prior to your death.

Best, Jerry

Is There Any Way To Receive Benefits And Let My Widow's Benefits Grow?

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I am 59 years old and just lost my husband in March of this year. He was 55. He was also the major breadwinner. I worked throughout our marriage but mostly part-time. As I understand it. I am not able to receive widow's benefits until I turn 60. Is there a way to receive benefits while letting his social security grow. I plan on continuing work also. Thank you.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

How Much Will I Receive If My Husband Dies Before Me?

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My husband was born in 1952, he became disabled and began collecting SSDI in 2011 in the amount of $2000.00 a month. He turned 65 in April of 2017 and also began collecting his pension. I turned 60 this year (born in November of 1956) and have been working since I was 16. I do not reach full retirement age until I turn 66 and 4 mths. and my full benefits would be comparable to his. However, I would like to retire at 62 but I will need the full amount of one of our retirements if he passes away before me. Is that possible in any scenario?