Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

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?

Hi,

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.

Will I Qualify For Benefits On My First Husband's Record As Soon As My Divorce Is Final?

Hi Larry, my current husband and I have just a few week and our divorce will be final. I'm currently on SSD due to Crohn's Diease, I've been collecting disability since 2001. I work from age 15-37 yrs of age. I'm only receiving $776 a month which once my divorce is final, there is no way I can survive on that amount monthly. I was married for 10 yrs to my first husband who died in an auto accident. I'm soon to be 55 yrs old and can I collect my deceased husband's disability benefits after my current marriage divorce is final?

Is What I'm Receiving Correct?

I am 56 and disabled since 2009. I receive 550.40 a month. 443.00 after they deduct for insurance. My husband passed this year. He was 79 and drew 773.60 per month. I now only receive 180.30 per month on my husband. Is this correct? We always thought it would be more. $623.30 a month is not enough to live on. We expected at least enough to pay utilities. Please tell me this is wrong.. what can I do to make sure I'm getting all I'm entitled to. Thank you

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I Get A Higher Benefit Amount When I Turn 66?

I am on SSDI temporarily since 2011, I collect $1,420 from my deceased husbands recorded payment to SSA. I think the penalty is 25%.. I am 63 years old this year, born in 1954. I also collect widows pension of $720 monthly from VA. I have not worked since my disability ruling. ( 3 ) Questions: can I qualify for more SSDI before I turn 66? When I turn 66, in October, 2017, do I get the 25% penalty eliminated? Will full retirement affect my widows pension from the VA?

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