Widow(er) Benefits

How Will My Widow's Benefits Be Affected If I Remarry?

I started taking widows SS at 60 years old for $1400/mo.
I'm in a relationship now and will consider marriage. How will my widows SS benefit be affected if I were to marry after I reached the age of 62?

Hi,

No worries. Remarriages at or after age 60 have no effect on widow(er)'s benefits.

Our maximization software can help you determine if you could have other filing options with regard to benefits on your own or your new spouse's record.

Best, Jerry

Is What I Was Told True?

I wanted to start collecting widow's benefits last year when I turned 60.
I was told over the phone by local Soc. Sec. office that if I did that, I would
be collecting a monthly amount (79% of amount at actual retirement age benefit)
and it would stay that amount even when I reached actual retirement age.
Is this true?

Hi,

Can My Spouse Be Entitled To Any Part Of My Social Security Even If I Didn't File For Benefits?

I will be 62 in November and eligible to begin drawing social security. I may wait and take my social security benefit to get the maximum amount. And that goes to my question which is --- if I wait to take my social security and I die before I take it, is my spouse entitled to any or part of my social security even though I have not applied to receive it?
Thank you.

Hi,

Can My Friend Still Collect Benefits On His Deceased Wife's Record?

A friend 's wife died four years ago at age 65, my friend did not know he could take the greater of either his or his wife's SS benefit.Four years have past. Can he contact S.S. and collect his wie's SS?

Hi,

Your friend can certainly file for widower's benefits, but he can likely receive no more than 6 months of back pay even if he would have qualified for the benefits before then. Social Security has a 6 month retroactivity limit for unreduced widower's benefits, and no retroactivity is allowed for reduced benefits.

Best, Jerry