Widow's Benefits

Why Is My Husband's Ex-Wife Getting His Benefits And I'm Not?

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I was married in 1982 to husband who just passed away in march 2019. He was living in a nursing home, and when i turned 65 last year, i received medicare from his work record. I was also listed as "community spouse" thru the state system as I had no income of my own, therefore receiving his soc sec check each month to pay bills. Ive got a printed summary from ss office telling me i will be receiving widow/survivor benefits. But ive got no letter.

Will My Wife's Widow's Rate Be Calculated Including All Of The COLAs I Received?

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Larry, Question is on RIB-LIM, my PIA is 35,000 at age 67. I am currently 62 and plan on taking Social Security at age 62 which will pay me a reduced benefit of 70%, so I would receive 24,500. My wife does not have enough years of service to qualify for her own social security (she will get a pension - which will be another question related to GPO another day when you answer this one).

Can I Start Collecting My Late Husband's SS Now At Age 64?

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I'm 64 years old and still working. Can I start collecting on my late husbands SS now?

Hi,

That probably depends on how much you're earning. If you file for benefits in 2019 at age 64, Social Security would withhold $1 of any Social Security benefits to which you're entitled for each $2 that you earn in excess of $17,640 this year. That could mean withholding all of your benefits or only part of your benefits depending on the amount of your earnings and your monthly benefit rate.

At What Age Should I Switch From A Mother's Benefit To A WIdow's Benefit?

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My husband passed away last year. He started receiving his benefits at age 62. Due to our disabled adult son, I receive a mother's benefit. I am currently 61, and will be 62 by the end of summer. My question is, at what age should I switch from a mother's benefit to a widow's benefit whereby I will be getting what my husband was getting at the time of his death.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

If I'm Drawing My Own Benefits And My Husband Dies, Can I Draw From His Social Security?

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I'm 61 and I'm looking to retire in a year at 62 (DOB: 4/7/1958). I understand that I will be drawing my SS at a reduced rate. My question is, with my husband being 5 years older (66) if he was to pass away later (heaven forbid) could I then draw from his SS or do I have to continue to draw from mine.

Hi,

Can I Still Receive Widow's Benefits If I Enter Into A Domestic Partnership Prior To Age 60?

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I am 59. A widow. If I entered in a domestic partnership can I still receive widow benefits

Hi,

Yes, as long as your domestic partnership isn't considered as a legal marriage under the laws of your state. And, of course, you'd also need to meet the other requirements for widow's benefits, which can be found in the following section of Social Security's handbook: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html.

If I Get Married And Die Before My Wife Will She Be Able To Collect Half Of My Benefits When She Reaches A Certain Age?

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I am a widower for over 2 years (my wife passed away) and I have been collecting my social security benefit for 6 years.
I have been seeing and may marry a woman much younger (she is 46 years old) and she has never worked. She is just getting her US citizenship. I don't want her to work now, since I'm now retired.
Assuming I die before her, will she be able to collect 1/2 of my benefits when she turns a certain age?

Hi,

If I Start Drawing Reduced Widow's Benefits At Age 60 Can I Still Receive My Husband's Full Rate When I Reach Age 67?

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My husband just passed away at 67. I am 57 and still working. He qualified for disability benefits at around 62 which was equal to his regular retirement benefit of $2,054.40. He made more money than I did and I plan to file on his benefit and we have been married 18 years, If I take a widows benefit at age 60 I understand it is a reduced benefit. My question is when I reach full retirement age (67)? can I receive the full amount based on his work history? Is the widows benefit calculated on his earnings or mine?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.