My 74-year-old husband passed away in December 2018. He had waited until age 70 to receive his Social Security benefits. A few months after his death, I turned 62 (last May). When I went to Social Security in Boston (where I successfully filed for survivor benefits for my son) I was encouraged to file for my husband's reduced benefits as a widow.
My husband is on SSDI and in hospice for Prostate Cancer. He was born in April of 1956 and has been receiving SSDI for approx. 7 years. I am 61, born in June, 1958, and work full time making $53,941
He will most likely die before this year (2020) is over. I work because I carry both of us on health insurance.
My brother was born in 1956. He was working from home while getting treatment for lung cancer. His company just closed the local office and laid him off. He's two years short of his FRA, has no retirement fund and his company health plan will end in 30 days.
I am 62 yrs old and I have been on SSD since 2000. I was wondering if I could get regular SS too. thank you so much and you have a bless day
No, you can't collect both Social Security retirement benefits and Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits at the same time. Drawing SSDI benefits is essentially the same as receiving your full retirement age (FRA) Social Security benefit early because you're disabled.
I am a lawyer, age 63 and plan on working until age 70. My wife just turned 67 and is entitled to her full retirement age benefits. Can she begin receiving them if i am still working, have not filed, and will not do so until 2027. I understand that she cannot receive spousal benefits until I retire, right?
I applied for SS benes 12/2019. I received a letter 12/24/2019 telling me to call a SS agent before 12/31. I called on 12/30 and got a message that the agent wouldn't be back until January 2020. There was no option to leave a message. I called SS and they didn't know anything about it, told me to make an appt. I got an appt. for 3/12/20. I went to the office twice, once waited 3 hrs, left starving, another on 02/19/20 and filled out Statement of Claimant or other Person. I waited 3 weeks for a letter I was to get, nothing.
Hello, I just want to clarify given the changes with SSA benefits. Both my husband and I will achieve FRA at 66 & 2mo's. We both were born in 1955. My question is with recent changes is it possible for my husband to file at his FRA and for me to wait until I am 70 to file for my benefit? If so, is there anything as a spouse I need to do to accomplish this?
Thank you in advance!
I am divorced, after 15years of marriage. I am being told that at 62 years of age, I can draw on my ex husbands social security until my full retirement age 0f 66 and 6 months, then at age 66 and 6 months start drawing on my benefits enabling me to draw the max amount I have earned. Is this information accurate?
Larry, I was married for 18 years, divorced and then remarried for 6 months before my husband died. My first husband is 66 and retired; I am 55. I recently visited a social security office where I was told I can collect on my husband’s benefit at 62 then start my full benefit at a later date, however, what I’ve been reading online leads me to believe something different (since I was born after 1956). Can you please provide clarification on that? Thank you.
I'm sorry for your loss.