Survivor Benefits

Can My Mother Claim Survivor Benefits On My Father's Record?

Hi Larry,

My mother was born in 1954, she started to claimed the retirement earlier this year 2019, her benefit is about $1,100.00 a month, and she is not working. My father died in November 2018. I'd like to know if she can claim the survivor spousal benefit (my father benefits was about $900.00 while he was alive, he was born 1945).

Thank you in advance for your time.

Hi Kim,

I'm sorry for your loss.

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2. Will her benefits get redistributed to me or do they simply stop?
Many Thanks for having this forum!


I'm sorry for your loss.

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