Survivor Benefits

Can My Wife Get Survivor Benefits And Draw Her Own Social Security?

can my wife get survivor benefits (social security) and draw her own social security monthly payout


Your wife couldn't be paid her own Social Security benefits and a full survivor benefit at the same time. The most she could receive is the higher of those 2 benefit rates. If the survivor rate is higher, she would be paid her own benefit rate plus a partial survivor rate equal to the difference in the 2 rates. In other words, the 2 benefits would simply add up to the higher survivor rate.

Best, Jerry

Can My Grandmother Get Survivor Benefits On My Deceased Husband's Record?

My husband recently past away after 3 months of marriage. He supported my grandmother the entire time we were dating and married ( 6 years). She is my legal guardian. Would she be able to receive his social security survivors benefit? I’m too young to receive it as I’m in my 30’s and he past away at age 60. Thank you.


I'm sorry for your loss.

Can The Girl That My Deceased Nephew Was Living With Collect His Benefits?

My nephew was living with a girl when he died. He was never married and was a veteran. If she has his social security number can she in anyway collect his benefits.


It doesn't sound like it. Social Security survivor benefits can potentially be paid to children, parents, spouses and ex-spouses only. Some states recognize common law marriages, but that requires an intent to marry (

Best, Jerry

Would I Be Able To Draw Against My Husband's Social Security?

I am 52 and have been receiving SSDI since 11/2014. My husband passed in
4/2001. I received benefits that matched my son's until he turned 19. Right
now I receive $1,124 per month in disability. Would I be able to draw against
my husbands SS, he was 36 when he passed? I remarried in 6/2008 and we have
been separated for 2 years. How does that effect everything? Is there
anything else I might qualify for?


Can I Switch From Survivor Benefits To My Own Record At Age 62 And Then Resume Survivor Benefits Later?

1) I'm receiving survivor benefits. In October, I expect to turn 62. Can I file for my own benefits at 62 and at age 66 and 4 months resume my husband's benefits?
2) Before my husband passed, he had filed for disability and received one month of social security benefits of approximately $2400. After he passed, my daughter (who was under 16 when he passed but is now 17) and I each began receiving just under $2,000 monthly. Once my daughter stops receiving benefits because she is past the age of eligibility, can I receive my husband's higher rate of about $2,400?

What Should I Do?

I have been denied any social security widow's benefits from my late husband's social security.

My birthday was May 3 1951. So I am full retirement age and have been since May 2017.

I have a social security history that has put me in the position of having extremely incorrect information being provided to me directly by social security specialists.
I could really use some help.
I will try to be clear.

Will My Survivor Benefits Be Reduced If I Start Drawing My Own Benefits Prior To Full Retirement Age?

My husband will be 66 in July 2018 and I will be 66 in Jan. 2019, 6 mos. after him. I plan to take my benefit at 65 1/2 (when he reaches 66) so that he can receive a spousal benefit on my record. When he is 70, he will take his own benefit. I know that my benefit will always be reduced because of starting 6 mos. before my full retirement age of 66. My question is will my survivor benefit (consisting of my husband's benefit increased by delayed ret. credits) also be reduced because I started my own benefit at 65 1/2?


Can My Sister In Law Receive Survivor Benefits Without Any Reduction Due To Earnings?

My sister in law Katherine is 64 (DOB 09/1954), widowed, but working full-time as nurse (estimated salary $48,000). Can she keep working to build her SS benefit; but receive survivor benefit from her late husband without reduction ($1 per $2) based on her earnings??


Hi Bob,

Will My Wife's Survivor Benefits Be Reduced If Her Daughter Also Qualifies For Survivor Benefits?

Good morning Larry,
A very unique situation. My wife is drawing benefits from her deceased ex-husband record and her own. Her daughter in on SSDI and is in nursing care. Currently working through a filing to prove she was disabled prior to age 22. At which point she could draw benefits and back compensation on her deceased fathers record (same as deceased ex-husbands record above). If the daughter wins this case, will this reduce my wife's monthly benefit she receives from her ex-husbands record?