Widow's Benefits

Is There Any Way I Can Collect A Portion Of My Deceased Husband's Social Security?

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My husband died last year and he was much older than me (20 years). I'm only 52 years old, have not worked in years, cannot find a job at this time (I have no skills and am uneducated), and cannot pay my utilities. I have no car. My water has been turned off and the Electric Company is threatening to shut me off next week. My neighbor is writing this for me as I have no computer. Despite my age, is there a way I can collect a portion of his Social Security?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Am I Eligible For Any Help As A Widow?

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My husband was on disability and passed away in October 2019 he was 55. I'm trying to find out how I can get help as his widow I wasn't able to work and care for him and I have dibilitating health issues and am going to apply for disability. I have no insurance or income. I am 54 all the research I have done I can't find anything that I can do to get assistance please let me know what I need to do

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Will Cost Of Living Increases That Occurred After My Husband's Death Be Added When Computing My Widow's Rate?

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FACTS -
Myself: Widowed (08/01/2016)
D.O.B.: 03/25/1960
MARRIED: 12/29/81 - 08/01/16*
OCCUPATION: Nanny, Full Time, Salary - $33,800

Deceased Spouse:
D.O.B.: 01/29/1954
D.O.D.: 08/01/2016
Former General Contractor until
Disabled by Massive Ischemic Stroke (04/12/2012)
Was receiving SSDI & Medicaid at time of his death.

Will My Relative's Wife Receive A Reduced Widow's Benefit Because She Filed For Her Own Benefits At Age 62?

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Hi Larry: My relative is currently age 86 and his wife is age 84. He started collecting Social Security at age 65, and receives a current monthly benefit amount of $2,481.90, and she filed early, at age 62, for her Social Security benefit; her current benefit amount is $996.90.

Can I Collect On My Deceased Husband's Record If I've Remarried?

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Hi! My husband of 17 years passed away over 15 years ago. I have since remarried. I will be 60 in less than 2 weeks. Can I collected on my previous husband's Social Security? I was also married to my 1st husband over 35 years ago but he also passed away. Thank you.

Hi,

No, assuming that you are still married. You can't start drawing benefits on a deceased spouse's record if you're currently remarried and the remarriage occurred prior to when you reached age 60.

Best, Jerry

If I Die Before My Wife What Would She Receive?

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I'm 71 years old, and my wife is 64 and she started collecting at 62 and is getting a proximately half of what I get, if I die before she does what does she receive?

Hi,

The exact amount that your wife would receive in the event of your death depends on whether or not you started drawing your benefits prior to full retirement age (FRA) and whether or not your wife is at least FRA when she starts drawing widow's benefits.

Would I Have To Quit My Job In Order To Get My Deceased Husband's SS?

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I am 61 and work full time. My husband passed four years ago and until now I filed for his SS at his age of 65. In order to collect his SS, would I have to quite my job in order to get his SS amount or work part-time to qualified for his SS? It was explained to me that by me working I would have to pay $1 for every $2 dollars I make. That doesn’t sound right to me as the living spouse.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.