Widow's Benefits

When Can I Draw My Husband's Social Security Without Negatively Impacting My Own Benefits?

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I am 62 and my husband passed away 3 years ago. I’m employed full time with a salary of about $49,000. When can I draw my husbands social security without negatively impacting my own. I plan on working until age 70.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Your own retirement benefit rate won't be affected by collecting widow's benefits, regardless of how soon you start drawing the widow's benefits.

Can I Still Be Eligible For Widow's Benefits If I Subsequently Remarried And Divorced?

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My husband of 14 years passed away. I remarried at age 5,7 but the remarriage ended in divorce. Am I still eligible to receive widows benefit from my deceased husband?

Hi,

Yes, if you are now unmarried you could potentially draw widow's benefits on your deceased husband's record. However, you must also meet the other requirements for entitlement, which can be found in Social Security's handbook: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html.

How Can This Be?

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I am 60, I applied for widows benefits was denied because I am still working and they said I made to much money. Yet a co worker of mine is age 64, and she applied for Widows benefits and get was told the same but they accepted her application and she got small checks every now and then. Now she is 62, her husband would have been 66 and she is now receiving his full benefits + she is working full time - how can that be?

Hi,

If I Wait Until Age 70 To File For My Benefits And I Die First, What Rate Will My Wife Receive?

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if my wife starts collecting her personal social security amount at age 66(FRA) and i collect half of her monthly amount and delay taking my personal social security amount until i reach age 70 and then switch , if i die first, does my wife then get my larger age 70 monthly amount (,which is more than her monthly amount) or does it revert back to my age 66 amount?

Hi,

Can I Claim Widow's Benefits Retroactively?

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I was told by my CPA/ Advisor that I could request my widows pension retroactive back to Jan 2017, I turned
60 back in Dec 2016. but did not get a chance to report until March of 2017. So is there a way to get payment for months of Jan and Feb. this info was given to me from the the social security 's program manuel. Please let me know what else I need to do. I went to the social security office, but the gentleman did not seem to know if that was correct.

Hi,