Am I Eligible For A Higher Payment Because My Deceased Spouse Would Have Turned Age 66 This Year?

Oct 19 2019 - 10:03am

I've been getting survivor benefits for about 19 years,I was disabled prior to marriage,I'm wondering if my spouse was still alive and he was getting his retirement,he would have turned 66 this year,am i eligible for any hire ss payment?

Hi,

No. The age that your deceased spouse would currently be if living has nothing to do with your eligibility for benefits nor your benefit rate. You don't mention your age or work history, so I can't tell you whether or not you might qualify for a higher benefit if you filed on your own work record. You may want to consider using our software (https://maximizemysocialsecurity.com/purchase) to explore your options in order to determine if you could qualify for a higher benefit rate.

Best, Jerry