Widow's Benefits

Can You Help Me Understand How My Mother's Benefits Were Calculated?

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My father passed away in February at age 61, my mother is 60 and on disability I used the online calculator on ssa.gov and input my fathers earning record. Calculated that at full retirement age my mothers survivors benefit would be $1813.00 receive benefits at age 50 if disabled . the ssa website says she is eligble for 71.5% =$1296.00 My mother had been receiving $992.

Is There Any Way For Me To Receive My Husband's Age 70 Benefit?

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At age 66 my husband was diagnosed with a terminal Illness and was eligible for disability. Disability insurance required we file for SS benefits. Our plan was to suspend SS benefit when disability insurance expired and live with savings until he reached age 70. Is there any value in me waiting until his 70th birthday to apply for the restricted widows benefit. I am approaching 61 and plan on rejoining the work force, have been home being the caregiver over last several years. My husband was definitely the higher salary.

What Are My Rights As A Non-U.S. Citizen And Surviving Spouse?

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I am a Filipina married for only 1 yr& 8 mos. to a US veteran person and he died a couple of weeks in USA,while I was left here in Saudi as expat worker. We were both expat worker when we met & he exit for about 10 mos ago. i am waiting for spouse visa but sad to say he had not yet filed it before he died.he had been divorce for 21 yrs. before we got married, they have 3 kids and grown up already. his ex-wife married to another man after they got divorce.I would like to know what are my rights as a non-us citizen spouse?
thank you!

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What Would I Receive In The Event Of My Husband's Death?

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I started receiving my social security benefits at full retirement age of 66. (Born in 1949). When my husband turned 66 (Born later in 1949) I applied for spousal benefits and my benefit increased to 1/2 of his benefit. If my husband dies (God forbid) what benefit would I receive? I think I would get his full benefit, but what happens to my benefit? My benefit is 1364 and his is 2754.

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Can I Receive Widow's Benefits Now And Then Collect My Full Retirement Benefits At Age 66?

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Hello Larry,
I will be 62 in April 2018. My question pertains to my collecting widow benefits now (my husband passed in 2002 at age 58). I am still working and plan to continue until my full retirement age of 66, maybe 70 if I am able. Can I receive widow benefits and then collect my FULL retirement under my record when I reach 66. I think I read the rules that way. Thank you for your help!

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Am I Entitled To My Deceased Husband's Payments And Widow's Benefits?

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I am receiving my husbands social security disability check am I entitled to widows benefits too? He passed away in 2013.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

You would not be entitled to continue receiving your husband's payments after his death, so I assume that what you are receiving is your husband's benefit rate in the form of a survivor benefit. In other words, it sounds as though you are already receiving widow's benefits. If you are unsure of this, you may want to check with Social Security for clarification.

Best, Jerry

Is It True That I Can't Draw Widow's Benefits If I Continue Working?

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I have inquired with my local Social Security Office concerning receiving Widow Benefits at age 60. My husband died at age 54 nine years ago. I was 51 at the time and will be 60 within the next two weeks. I gave the representative at the Social Security Office the information requested ,which was my husband's social security number and mine as well. She asked if I was still working and my annual gross salary which is 62,000. She informed me I made too much to draw any of the social security widow benefits under my husband.

Does GPO Apply To Me?

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My husband, age 65, passed away earlier this month. He retired in 2012 after many years of service as a federal employee. He drew a monthly pension from his federal employment. He also began collecting Social Security around age 62. He had paid in his 40 quarters prior to becoming a federal employee. Due to GPO, the Social Security benefit he collected was greatly reduced, (his check was around $345, I believe.) I am 62. I have also paid in my 40 quarters, but have not filed for Social Security.