My sister is 59 (as of Feb 2017). She worked as a nurse for about 12 years and then became a stay at home mom. Her husband died in January 2017. They were married for more than 25 years. He was 66 and still working at the time of his death, although on a leave of absence. He was a high wage earner, making more than the SS max for most of his career. I am reading your book "Get What's Yours: Revised Secrets to Social Security." None of the examples for widows exactly encompasses my sister's situation. Should she wait until she is FRA to claim her survivor benefit?
As a widow, am I entitled to my husband's social security though I remarried at the age of 54? And if things don't workout in my marry, if I divorce, am I entitled to my deceased husband's social security? And, if I decide to remarry again will my deceased husband's social security benefits cease?
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I'm sorry for your loss.
I just turned 60 April 2017. My husband passed away 2001. I work full time and make around $40,000 per year. Do I qualify for any widow benefits?
It sounds like you qualify for widow's benefits, but whether or not you could receive any benefits depends on your potential benefit rate. Social Security would withhold $1 of benefits for every $2 that you earn in excess of $16,920 this year (https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/whileworking2.html).
My husband died 5 years ago and was on Disability for about 3 years prior to his death. He worked from age 16 - 58 (when he died), I worked for 27 years of our married life. Neither of us made a lot of money, just a normal middle class family.
Hey Larry, I just found out that I could apply for widow's benefits at the age of 60. I turned 60 in September, but I did not apply until February. Am I supposed to be paid from the date that I became eligible or the date that I applied?
If you file for widow's benefits prior to full retirement age, you can't be paid for any month(s) prior to the month in which you apply for benefits.
Hi Larry ,
I have looked over the internet for this answer but to no avail. Say, I take social security at age 66 and my wife files for social security at age 62 on my benefit (I believe she will receive 37.5% of my benefit, 1/2 - a percent deduction for early filing). My question is; If I die will she receive my FRA, i.e. the amount I was receiving or a reduced amount of my FRA due to the fact she started taking hers on my benefit at age 62? Example: My FRA at 66 is $2000, at 62 she will receive $750. If I die before her will she receive a reduced amount of the $2000 or the $2000?
my husband passed away while still working at age 62 i am age 60 and also still working when is it best to start receiving benefits i plan on working till age 62
I'm sorry for your loss.
My Father in law recently passed away at age 86. He had Social Security Benefits beginning at his FRA. My mother in law is 60. Does she qualify for Survivors Benefits?