Hello, I am here for you and am happy to respond. Let's clarify first. I believe you are asking about Social Security, not Medicare as there are no monthly payments associated with Medicare. I imagine that you have SSI benefits and your husband has regular Social Security benefits. Am I correct?
Just checking back for your response, dear. Will check again later this afternoon.
I need to know explicitly if a regular SS the recievor dies will his disabled wife (getting social security disabiltiy) - does that surviving spouse who is disabled qualify for a portion of his (regular SS). Your answer identified my confusion of social security and medicare. Specifically I am looking for answers about about social security.
Hello, dear, I am pleased that my previous response helped you. Thank you for your accept. Your disability payments are in the same amount as your Social Security check will be when you reach full retirement age, which I imagine is 66. If your husband pre-deceases you, you are entitled to either his benefits or yours, whichever is the higher amount. In order to get a definitive answer call SS tomorrow at the number in the information below. They are always very helpful. Good luck and take care, Eleanor
Updated 09/28/2011 10:58 AM | ID# 1811 Can I receive benefits on my deceased ex-spouse's record?
You can receive benefits as a surviving divorced spouse on the Social Security record of a deceased former spouse who is fully insured. If you:
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