Am I elegible for other benefits?

Jun 29 2016 - 4:30pm

Hello- I am 71, receiving SS since I was 62. Husband was 74 when he died Aug. 2015. He was also on SS. His SS stopped when he died and I was told I would not receive any other benefits since my earnings were higher than his during our working time. Is this correct? I still have all the bills, but only 1/2 the income?

Cat,
Sorry for your loss. Yes, this is correct. You get the higher of your retirement benefit off of your own work record or the benefit that your husband was receiving when he died.

Best,
Mike