Widow(er) Benefits

Will My Spouse's Widow(er)'s Benefit Be Reduced by Taking an Early Retirement Benefit?

Hi, I was born 10/1948 and my wife was born 12/1958. I plan to take my benefits at age 70 at their maximum. If I die before my wife's FRA, will her survivor benefits, taken at her FRA, be reduced if she has taken benefits on her own work record at age 62? Thanks, Andy

Andy, your wife's widow's benefit will not be reduced if she files for her retirement benefit before her full retirement age (FRA). Her widow's benefit will only be reduced if she files for it before her FRA. Thanks, John

Can I Receive Widow's Benefits?

may I draw my husbands s.s. at his death


I can't answer that question without much more information. To be eligible as a widow, you must meet the requirements (See: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0300207001). And, if you are already entitled to benefits on your own record when your husband dies, you will only be eligible for widow's benefits if his benefit amount is higher than yours.

Best, Jerry

When Should I Collect Widow Benefits? I Have A Non-Covered Pension

I was married for 29 years, been widowed for 12. I am 62. Upon my husband's death ( he worked for ATT for 33 years) and would be 65 today. Anyway, I started teaching under TRS. I understand I will be penalized with the GPO or WEP, on survivors benefits. My own ss would be far, far less than husbands. Any advice for me? Also, if I start collecting at 66, can I still continue to teach without the penalty? Thank you very much, I have had so many various answers on what to do.


Can My Wife Get Benefits If She's Not A U.S. Citizen?

I am a U..S. Citizen who is eligible for Soc. Sec. retirement benefits. I am 68. My spouse of more than 30 years, who is 66, is not eligible for U.S. Social Sec. retirement benefits. My spouse is neither a U.S. Citizen nor a U.S. resident. I have not asked the SSA for my retirement benefits, yet. We live outside of the U.S.A., and we expect to continue residing outside of the USA. As I understand the SSA, my non-U.S.-Citizen/non-U.S. Resident spouse will not be eligible for U.S. Soc. Sec.

What Can I Receive From My Wife's Account?

I will be 66 years old in August. I am working full time and have elected to defer taking my social security benefits until age 70.

My wife received social security disability benefits for several years due to leukemia. She passed away five years ago and these benefits ceased. She would have been 70 next January. I have not claimed any spousal benefits.

What, if anything, am I entitled to receive from my wife's social security account?

Thank you.