Widow's Benefits

Are You Allowed To Work And Claim Widow's Benefits?

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Are you allowed to work and if you have foster children are you allow to claim then if you are a Widow

Hi,

Having foster children would not affect your Social Security options. In order to qualify for widow's benefits, you must meet the requirements described in the following section of Social Security's handbook: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html.

If I File For My Benefits At Age 62 Will It Reduce My Potential Widow's Rate?

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Hi Larry, my husband is 67 and I am 58. We are both retired and he began SS at 66. His salary and working years were much higher than mine. If I take reduced SS on my work record at 62, will it reduce my potential widows? I have Get What’s Yours, but the answer to this evades me.

Hi,

No, regardless of when you start drawing your own Social Security retirement benefits your combined benefit rate as a widow would increase to your husband's full rate provided that you are at least full retirement age when you start drawing widow's benefits.

Is There A Salary Limit If I Return To Work And Will I Still Collect A Widow's Benefit?

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I will be 65 this July. Just got let go from my job. Yesterday I filed for widow's benefit. My late husband passed in 2001 at 57. I was told I will collect 95.2% of his social security. I HOPE to get a job earning a decent salary and will work until 70. Is there a salary limit and will I still collect widow's benefit? Thank you.

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How Are Widow's Benefits Calculated If The Widow Is On Social Security Disability?

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Hi Larry,
How do they calculate widows benefits if the widow is age 61 and on SS Disability since age 53 and spouse that she was married to for 38 years passed at age 68 and was collecting FRA SS Benefits. I can find all the information if disabled widow is 50 to 60 but what about after age 60?

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Can I Receive My Deceased Spouse's Social Security And Work?

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My husband died in 2001 at the age of 42. I remarried in my late 40's. I have worked for public schools for 32 years and will be 60 this year. I do not pay into social security but into TRS (Texas Teachers retirement System) . I have a couple of questions. Can I receive my deceased Spouses social security and work? Can I receive it along with my retirement from TRS when I do retire? My current husband is not receiving benefits and is not at retirement age.

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