Survivor Benefits

How Much Of My Deceased Partner's Social Security Can I Receive?

Dear Larry: you've been helpful before..just one more question..I've been receiving my partner s full social security from the home he's been in for the past 4 years ( he's just passed), I am age 57 and on disability ( SSI R), do I continue getting the whole check are 71 percent but can I still collect my SSI ( 950.00). My partners check was 2000.00?. Some say because I was already getting the full amount I get to keep it, but I just don't know..please help.. thank you kind sir!

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

What Should My Sister Do To Get Survivor Benefits?

My sister is 70 yoa. She collects a pension from the Dallas PD of $50,000. Her husband deceased two years ago. He was getting SS benefits when he passed. My sister has tried on two occasions to collect survivor benefits but was denied twice telling her that she makes too much money to get survivor benefits.
What should she do as I am told that she is entitled to his benefits.

Hi,

Can You Apply For My Benefits For Me?

Dear friend. I am 56 ( to be 57 april 30th), my partner of 34 years ( married 6), passed away march 6th. After driving 3 hours to be with him for over 2 months i fell ill and was unable to sighn the death certificate as i had no internet , so the guy at the funeral home bypassed me and contacted the estranged daughter ( havnt heard from her in 30 years). Even though i told the attendant at the funeral home that we were leagally married, he allowed the daughter to write divorced ( fraud), on the death cettificate and refused to change it.

What Age Would I Have To Be To Collect Any Of My Husband's Benefits If Something Happens To Him?

I'm 42 years old & still work of course & my husband is 68 years old & retired. At these ages would I qualify for Survivor benefits if something happened to him & if not what age would I need to be to collect any of his benefits?

Hi,

Unless you have a qualifying child in your care, the earliest that you could be eligible for survivor benefits is age 60, or age 50 if you're disabled (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html).

Can I Draw Off Of My First Husband's Social Security If I've Remarried?

Hey Larry,
I was married to my 1st husband for 31 years. He died from a heart problem at age 51. I have remarried. Could I draw off his social security now that I am 61 years old.

Hi,

You could only qualify for survivor benefits on your first husband's record if you're either a) unmarried, or b) your current marriage took place when you were at least age 60.

Best, Jerry

Can I Get My Deceased Husband's SS Now At Age 58?

HeavenO I am Katie I am 58.My 88Husband past on August 312016 weave been married for 27 year's can I get his SS now

Hi Katie,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Unless you're disabled or you have an eligible child in your care, the earliest that you could qualify for survivor benefits on your deceased husband's Social Security record is at age 60 (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html).

Best, Jerry