Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

Can You Help Me Figure Out What To Do?

Husband died at 66 was collecting as disability 958 at death his check now would be whatever his retirement would top out at 2 years after death I was 54yrs at death at 56 I went to collect survivor ck 87 dollars a month now through cloak 91 is amount I receive know they deduct because I AM NOT FRA my homework tells me minimum about should be 71.5% hoping to supplement my income first wife getting 75% iam intiteled to 100% but not until I reach my FRA NO PMI has somthing to do with it believe am not getting amount am entitled to can help me to figure out??

What Can I Do To Get My Late Husband's Benefits?

Good Morning, I'm really confused and upset with social security I received a letter from social security security stating that I could draw my last husband widows benefits at age 50 well I filled out all the paperwork and went to there doctor and they denied me but the reason was denied social security office filled out paperwork wrong what can I do to get my late husband benefits

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Is It True That My Friend Can't Draw Widow's Benefits Until She's Age 60?

My best friends husband died last January. They had been married 9 years. They live in Indiana. She is 58 years old. She was told that she cannot draw Survivors benefits until she is 60 years old. Is this right? Her doctors have been saying she should not return to work because of health reasons. She has been going through battles to get SSDI for years. And is currently appealing her case. Why would they make widows wait until they are 60 for survivors benefits? Or was she told the wrong info ? Thank you.

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Should I Have Been Able To Collect Benefits Sooner?

Hi Mr Larry.my husband die when he was 58 and at that time I was 45 and working as told me that I had to be 60 to file for widow benefits. I because disable at the age of 58 and now IAM 60 I file for widow benefits they made a decision and told me that I am approved but they can't pay me . I received 1872 a month my husband was also in the military for 7 years

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Unfortunately, I can't really give you much advice you because I don't have enough information to know if you could have qualified for benefits sooner.

Shouldn't I Be Eligible For Both SSDI And Disabled Widow's Benefits?

Husband of 30 years passed Aug 2018
Oct 2018 I applied for SSDI benefits and also over the phone SS applied me for Widow benefits
Feb 2019 approved for Disability and Disabled Widow Benefits
Today I received a letter stating I was over paid and not entitled to a Widows benefit
I know you can’t double stack but aren’t SSDI and Widow Benefits out of two different funds ?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

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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