Hi Larry If you file a survivor claim with social security the system only lets them activate it within 30 days. Not 3 months Is that true. Once a survivor claim is filed can it be cancelled Do you ever have to pay back the money.
Hi. No. You can apply for survivor benefits up to 4 months prior to the month you want to start drawing your benefits. Social Security's processing times vary depending on the circumstances involved, but that doesn't limit the time period that you're allowed to apply for benefits.