Survivor Benefits

When Can I Start Receiving Surviving Divorced Spousal Benefits?

I am a divorced woman 60 years old. We were married for 10 years and 9 mos. He has died about 10 years ago. When can I collect his ss? I thought if I could now I would continue working pay off my bills mostly hospitals and Dr then stash the remaining in my retirement savings plan. I would continue to work at least until 66.


What Does The Surviving Member Of A Couple Receive?

I am 72 and my spouse is 76. We have been receiving benefits since we were each age 66. If one of us dies, then one benefit goes away completely and our own benefit is not enough for either of us. if I buy your book, will it help us increase our benefit? Is it possible to receive our own benefit plus a portion of the deceased spouse benefit. I was also married previously for eleven years. Can I receive a benefit from a previous spouse in addition to my own individual benefit?


How Do Survivor Benefits Work?


I am 38 years old with 2 children (14 & 11). My husband passed away in 2012 at the age of 39. I am collecting social security benefits on behalf of my children. I am not currently collecting any benefits on behalf of myself. I have multiple questions. Do their benefits expire when they are 18 or out of school? In addition, when can I start collecting widow benefits? Does remarriage effect this?

Thank you