Can I Receive Widow's Benefits?

Jul 11 2016 - 11:00am

may I draw my husbands s.s. at his death

Hi,

I can't answer that question without much more information. To be eligible as a widow, you must meet the requirements (See: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0300207001). And, if you are already entitled to benefits on your own record when your husband dies, you will only be eligible for widow's benefits if his benefit amount is higher than yours.

Best, Jerry