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When My Husband Passes Away Will I Receive 100% Of His Benefits Even Though I'm 61 1/2?

Hello Larry,

My husband had to retire due to terminal cancer and he took his social security at 63 and has a pension. When he passes away will I receive 100% surviving widow social security even though I am 61 1/2? I work and earn about $18,000 a year.

Thank You,
Suzette

Posted: 
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:44

How Much Am I Really Entitled To?

I started taking social security benefits when I was 62. I was born in December 1954 so I hadn't reached FRA. My husband started taking them in 2019. He was 66 that year. He just passed away in February and I filed for spousal benefits. I was told that I wasn't eligible to receive his benefits because they didn't exceed 50% of my benefits which were $837/month. His total benefit was $2007/month. How much am I really entitled to? When did the benefit get capped at 50% of the spouse's benefit?

Posted: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:52

Should I Now Qualify For Widow's Benefits If I'm Disabled?

I am a 60 year old female who was widowed 32 years ago. My late husband had been a career Officer with USAF and had $300 taken out of his pay monthly as insurance for Survivors Benefit Plan-which I receive. He had told me that I would also get his SS also when I reached 60. As I approached 60 I went to speak with them and was told I could not get it because of something called an ‘offset’ that would not allow me to receive both payments . I was devastated as I had planned for that all this time.

Posted: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 09:21

Shouldn't I Be Eligible For More Of My Husband's Benefits?

Hello I became disabled 2008 at age of 54.and was married over 40 yrs. My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Applied for social security disability at age 62 and passed away at age 64.they said I could only collect 25% as a widow. I received 932 in benefits and 400 for widow. His monthly was 1683.monthly why would I not receive more benefits from him. When he passed 2 days b4 end of month. I lost his benefits income. On the 3rd.I lost our house and vehicles.had to move in with my daughter. Not enough coming in to cover the house and car payments.

Posted: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:26

If My Wife Starts Her Benefits Two Years Early And I Die, Will She Get Full Survivor Benefits?

II CLAIM AT 70 AND MY WIFE CLAIMS 2 YEARS EARLY. IF I DIE WILL SHE GET FULL SURVIVOUR BENIFITS

Hi. If your wife is at least full retirement age (FRA) when she claims survivor benefits, she'd be eligible for the higher of a) your full benefit rate including your delayed retirement credits, or b) her own benefit rate. That would be true even if she starts drawing her own benefits and/or spousal benefits prior to her FRA.

Posted: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 11:47

If I Die Before Filing For Benefits How Would My Spouse's Benefits Be Calculated?

If I do not file for any Retirement Benefits from SSA, and should die before filing, how are my spouses benefits calculated? My FRA benefit is 1630. per month. I am 65, my spouse is 44, and would only qualify for a spousal benefit at her FRA, even i dont file for benefits? How would that amount be calculated?

Posted: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:45

How Do The Rules Regarding Widow's Benefits Apply In My Case?

FOLLOW UP: DISABLED WIDOW RECEIVING DECEASED SPOUSES SS REDUCED RETIREMENT RATHER THAN REDUCED DISABILITY ( home with children prior to injury-low work history)
First thank you again for what you do. I would gladly have paid for your responses and thoughts. (Jerry and Larry). I have shared your site and software with several family members and friends.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 11:25
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