Survivor Benefits

Can I Collect On One Of My Ex-Husband's Records At Age 60 And Continue To Work?

Hi Larry- My question you you is this....I’ve been married 2 times and each marriage lasted over 10 years each! Both ex-husbands are deceased. I am almost 56 and still work myself....I have heard that I can start collecting from one of them when I reach 60 and continue to work! If I do collect on one record when I’m 60 can I still continue to work? And how much do I get to collect? Would like to not touch mine for as long as possible (till 70) ....Is it a percentage I get each month? And I was also told about survivors one time benefit?

Is It True That I Can't Get Survivor Benefits If I Earn More Than $18,000 This Year?

My husband passed away Dec 26, 2019. He was 58, I will be 65 this April. I am not ready to retire yet but everyone I know seems to think that I am eligible for survivor benefits, however, when I went to our local SS office I was told that unless I made $18,000 or less a year I am not eligible. Thank you.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I Use My U.S. Social Security Credits To Increase My Spanish Pension?

Hi,
At FRA I will start collecting survivors benefits on my husband record (he passed in 2017). I worked in the US while married but I am also working in Spain right now where I expect to collect a pension on my own record. I know there is a totalization agreement between both countries. My question is if I can use my US credits to increase my Spain pension without affection my survivor benefits. Thanks!

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Will My Widow's Benefits Be Affected If My Son Is Found Disabled?

My son has autism and some other neurological issues, he is 19. We are applying for social security disability under his fathers (my husbands) deceased record disabled child under the age of 22. MY husband died in 2014 and Previously my son received benefits till he was 19 and half . My question is if he is found disabled how is this going to effect my widows benefit at age 60 that I am entitled to receive, I am 49?