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Is It True That I Could Collect On My Deceased Husband's Social Security At Age 60 Until I Retire At Age 67?

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My husband died at age 35, I collected his social security along with my 2 children until they reached the age 16. Someone told me I could collect on his social security at age 60 until I retired at age 67. Is this true ? I have never remarried

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can You Help Me Sort This Out?

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I'm so confused, I hope you can help me. My husband's birthdate was 07/30/1941. He took his SS retirement benefit at age 62. He died on 10/10/2018 at the age of 77 after a long illness. My birthdate is 11/05/1952. I also began taking SS from my employment at age 62. Apparently, there was a small spousal benefit included in the total amount (originally $717 and $78), which most recently was $828, less my Medicare, resulting in a monthly direct deposit of $694.

Will I Be Able To Receive Widow's Benefits And Keep Working?

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My husband and I have been married for 19 years. I have always earned considerably more income than him and my social security rate will be greater than his. I am 64 and currently working. I intend to work until at least 70 and have not ever filed for social security. He is 78 and is extremely ill. He will be going on hospice. He has been receiving a pension and social security for several years. When he passes will I be able to receive his benefits and can I continue to work?

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's condition.

Is This Normal Practice?

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My husband he was 66 died last year after collecting 2 SS checks. Because I applied for my benifits at 62 I am only collecting survivor benefits at a lesser amounts instead of Bob's full benefits. So I feel I am being penalized 1000 per month for retiring at 62. Is this normal practice?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Will Social Security Penalize Me For My 2018 Earnings?

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I’ll be 60 in mid January 2019. Social Security told me to come back in November 2018 to start the process of receiving my widows benefit when I turn 60. Two questions. My income for 2018 will be approx. 20,000. Does/or will social security take penalize me for this years wages? Or since I turn 60 in mid January 2019 will I not be penalized for previous years wages? I understand I can’t make more than $17,600 in 2019. My 60th Birthday will be January 18th 2019. Will I start collecting my first check/pymt in February or will it be March.

If I Outlive My Husband Could I Switch To My Social Security If His Benefits Stop?

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MY HUSBAND IS A FEDERAL RETIREE RECEIVING PENSION AND SOCIAL SECURITY. HE STARTED RECEIVING SSI THIS YEAR AT AGE OF 70 AND 1/2. I AM WORKING PART TIME AND I WILL BE 69. I RAISED 9 CHILDREN AND I AM CATCHING UP MY SSI BENEFITS, WHICH, IF I RETIRED AT 69 WOULD ONLY BE 640 A MONTH. IF MY HUSBAND PREDECEASES ME I WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR HIS SSI BENEFIT AND WILL GET A PORTION OF HIS PENSION. AM I ELEGIBLE FOR SPOUSAL BENEFITS UNDER HIS SSI ? IF I AM IF I OUTLIVE HIM COULD I SWITCH OVER TO MY SSI BASED ON MY EARNED INCOME IF HIS SSI IS TERMINATED?

Hi,

What Should I Do Now?

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I am still working and turned 62 in June 2018. I was told by a financial advisor that I should take my deceased husband's social security right away even though i would only receive a small amount and that it would increase the amount I would get at full retirement age.
I did a phone interview with social security recently and was told that it would be a huge mistake to do that and that it would freeze my allowance at the current amount when I plan to retire at age 66.