Widow's Benefits

Will My Mother In Law's Survivor Benefits Be Reduced If Her Husband Draws Reduced Retirement Benefits?

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MY 62 year old FIL has cancer and will likely pass away within several months. The local social security office encouraged him to apply for early benefits because disability would take longer to start (or, this is what I am told by my MIL). He followed their advice and filed for retirement benefits. He has yet to receive any SS payments.

How Much Of My Husband's Benefit Will I Collect And When Can I Start Drawing?

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My husband passed in 2008 and had just been approved for disability. He never collected a check because he passed too soon. I will be 58 this year and still working full time. I plan to retire soon and wanted to know how much of his disability I will collect and when can I start collecting?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Will My Widowed Friend Lose Money If She Remarries?

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My girlfriend is 59 and widowed and no children. She has met a wonderful man and wants to remarry. Her mother,in her 80's, keeps telling her if she remarries she will loose money, and be unable to collect her deceased spouse's social security. I know that she probably has put in more money into SS than her deceased husband. We have tried to look online to answer this question, but it is confusing. What is the deal with collecting deceased SS?

Hi,

When Can I Start To Collect On My Husband's Record?

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I have been a widow for about a year now. I was born in 1958 am 60 now married over 41 yr. My husband lived like an was a dope feen. He was also on a medical retirement from Fords an recieving s.s which they told me i could not have because of my age at the time i filed an because i was not living with him at the time he died we never I divorced an i was never allowef to work so there is no s.s. for me from myself. When can i start to collect the $ owed to me, an is there $ owed to me. He always worked hard so i wouldnt have to struggle he said but s.s.

Can I File On My Husband's Record At Age 60 And Continue To Work?

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I am currently a 50 year old widow, and my husband passed away at 56 (last year). He recieved disablility confiration right before he passed away from cancer, so we never collected any money. We have always been a two income family (with me earning slightly more than my husband the last several years). Our child is 25 and lives at home while going to school full time for a master's degree.

If My Wife Files For Her Benefits Early Can We Be Certain That She Could Still Get My Full Rate As A Widow?

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I started collecting SS at 62 because we had high school aged children which basically doubled my benefit. I am now 72 and my monthly benefit is about $2000. My wife, who worked until we had children, will be 62 in January and is eligible for a monthly benefit of about $850, which would increase to about $1,100 if she waits until she is 66.5. Our intention is for her to start taking her $850 a month in January when she turns 62.

How Can I Find Out If Social Security Calculated My Survivor Benefits Correctly?

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How do I find out if SS calculated my survivor benefits correctly? My husband died in 2013. He was subject to the Windfall Elimination Provision. He contributed to SS for 29 years prior to working as a university professor for 10 years in NV. It is my understanding that his social security was reduced by 10% as a result of the WEP.