Can His Daughter Keep Her from Recieving a Divorced Widow's Benefit?

Jul 29 2016 - 5:30pm

my friend's ex husband passed a reward years ago..she was married to him for over 10 yrs.
his adult child is telling my friend that she will not ever get his social security benefits. this daughter is a selfish mean person. vengeful and spiteful...can this daughter keep my friend from receiving what is rightfully hers?

thank you, RH

No, the daughter cannot prevent your friend from receiving her benefit. Your friend can just apply to Social Security for her divorced widow’s benefit. You didn't mention whether your friend is eligible for a retirement benefit on her own record. If so, she might want to use our software, MaximizeMySocialSecurity, to determine the filing strategy that gives her the highest lifetime Social Security benefits.