I understand totally the grandfathered spousal benefit, but what happens if there's a death on either side? Can the restricted spousal benefit person then file for widow/survivor's benefit if spouse dies before he gets to 70 and let his SS still grow till 70 and then get his full retirement benefit?
My wife died in 2011. Am I eligible to receive any additional benefits. I am 64 years old. She would have been 65. I am receiving 1,076. A month in my own benefits. Can I receive the money she paid into Social Security. As a lump sum?
I'm sorry for your loss.
I started collecting SSD benefits in March 2016, my wife passed away in October 2016. She did not apply for benefits ( 1,300 per month ) whereas my benefits are around 2,500 per month. SS says I am only entitled to a one time death benefit of 255. I understand that you can not collect both benefits, but am I entitled to the money ( cash or tax credit to be carried forward for many years ) withheld from my wife's earnings for SS and Medicare while we were married? I am not looking for the employer's matching share, just what she paid in during the time we were married.
My wife passed away in April of 2010. She was on SSD, and was 53. I will be 60 and continue to work until my retirement. Am I able to collect any Social Security under her benefits? I know I am unable to collect under her SSD, but was wondering if I can collect her Social Security.
I'm sorry for your loss.
A relative of mine is a widow whose husband died about 15 years ago. She remarried before she turned 60, so she is not eligible to the survivor benefit from her late husband. She has been married less than 10 years. She is now 63. My understanding is if she and her current husband divorce, she would become eligible for his survivor benefit, which is 50% higher than her current full retirement amount. Is my understanding correct? Also, if it is correct, is there any waiting period after a divorce before she would be eligible for the survivor benefit?
My mom is collecting my deceased fathers social security benefit. However, the amount is the same amount he always received, which is less his medicare part B premium. Should his premium deduction be included in her check? She pays her own premium with her benefit check.
Well, the basic rule is that, generally, the surviving member of a couple receives the higher of their 2 benefits. In your parents' case, I gather that your father's benefit was the higher one.
I collected SS when I was 62. I am now 69. My husband who was 6 years younger than I passed away at 60 and had collected disability but not SS. Because he was disabled he was eligible for full benefits and I then began to collect at his SS which was $84 a month more than mine. Does that mean mine was suspended and at some point in the future I could collect on my own and possibly have a higher benefit?
My husband passed away on Sept 25, 2016. I went to social security to apply for widow benefits. I am on disability drawing a disability check on my own work history. My husband was also on disability then when he reached retirement age his disability check changed to retirement check. I am 62 and my husband was 68 when he passed. The lady at the social security office told me that my widow benefit payment would be $145.00. How can that be correct when my husband was drawing $1230.90 a month and all I am going to get is $145.00.
My question is about the COLA's for Social security, do they apply to widow's benefits as well? My husband died in 2005 so I can not check what my benefit will be if I decide to take it at age 60. From the information I have from 2005 I could collect about $1000 a month but with the COLA's would it be more?
I just started receiving widows social security benefits this month. I was previously collecting social security benefits under my own record. The awards letter I just got told me I will be receiving a certain monthly amount under my widows benefits and will also be receiving benefits under my own record. How is this possible? I thought you could only collect under one record?