Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

How Are My Benefits Calculated?

I receive SS disability. I started receiving before age 50. I also receive widows benefits. How is this calculated at my full retirement age ? My husband died at age 60. I had been receiving SSDI for several years prior to his death. I do get two checks per month. Do they just add the two together? I know I had a reduction regarding his benefit. I’m so confused as to how it is calculated and I will be 66 in a year and few months. I would greatly appreciate if you could explain it to me. I have searched the internet and cannot find the answer to my question.

Can I Apply For Disabled Widow's Benefits And Still Keep My SSDI?

I am a 55 year old widow and on disability (SSDI) with one child still in school. I have been collecting SSDI scene 1999. I have been in and out of the social Security office about various things one being about when to apply for Disable Widows Benifits. My son is collecting off my husbands SS and is getting $1995. My SSDI is $1052 with med taken out takes me down to $919. Can I apply for my DWB and still keep my SSDI?

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Do I Need To Do Anything To Get Social Security To Adjust My Benefit Rate At FRA?

I became disabled just before I turned 50 and was collecting SSDI benefits. My ex died 2 years previously, so I began collecting DWB when I turned 50. I receive two different deposits, not sure why-statements both say the same thing. (Any idea why I receive two?) I assume I am receiving the 28.5% reduction. After reading many of your articles, it looks as if this reduction will go away for me at FRA. My question, does this happen automatically - or do I have to apply/talk to Social Security about this??

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How Can I Get My Benefit Amount Straightened Out?

I lost my husband on July 1, 2017 and I am only getting $71 of his Social Security a month. I have tried my best to get things straightened out and I have gotten now where. I am on disability myself and things are very tough. How can I get things straightened out so I get the amount I am suppose to be receiving? I have been so stressed out and can't take to more.

This is some information I found and I am suppose to be receiving a lot more then I am getting.

Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59—71½ percent

What Should I Expect To Happen Next Year?

Oct 2001 my still working 48 yr old (4/15/52) husband of 28 years (1/19/73) was killed. Jan 2011 I became disabled and started drawing my SSDI. A few months later I reapplied and also started drawing on my husband. I don't know the name or the % of that payment. July of 2019 I will reach full retirement age. My husband would have April 2018. His full retirement would be more than mine. No children and I have not remarried. What should I expect to happen next year? Thank you

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I File For My Deceased Husband's Social Security Benefits?

I will be turning 60 in October of this year. At the age of 58 , I became disabled & am receiving a very small portion of my deceased husband’s benefits along with my own disability benefits. As I am sure he made more money than me, can I file for his social security benefits? And, if so, when should I apply & would I receive more than I am receiving now on his SS benefits? How can I receive a statement of benefits on my deceased spouse?

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If I Start Drawing My Husband's Benefits Will They Take Away Mine?

My husband and I were married 27 years. He and I both were disabled young, and both received SSD. I in 2003-4 and him around 2000. He died in 2016 and I was not 50 yet. I won't be 50 for over a year. When I get his benefit, do they automatically take away mine? He made more than I did. If I got his when I turned 50 and they take away mine, can I work and still collect his?

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I'm sorry for your loss.

Is It True That I'll Only Get 70% Of My Husband's Rate?

I am 58 years old and live in South Carolina I am on disability I am almost deaf my husband passed away December 8th of which he was 62 years old I just called Social Security and they are telling me that I am going to only be able to get 70% of his social security because I am not 66 that really is going to be very bad for me because I am only getting $860 a month which includes Medicaid which I am afraid to lose please help me in this situation thank you

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.