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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16559
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I am 57, my deceased husband would have been 65 this year.

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I am 57, my deceased husband would have been 65 this year. Am Eligible to receive any of his benefits

MyVirtualCPA :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

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How are you today?

MyVirtualCPA :

You are entitled to widows benefits starting at age 60 - the age of eligibility is based on your age, not the age of your husband.

MyVirtualCPA :

If you are disabled, you could draw a benefit now - but that's the only time you can. You must wait until age 60 to draw benefits if you are not disabled.

MyVirtualCPA :

Your benefits at age 60 will be reduced slightly because you are drawing them before your full retirement age of 66

MyVirtualCPA :

If you wait until age 66 you will draw 100% of what he would have earned

Customer:

Thank you that was quick. I did receive widows benefits as my son was 3 when this happened but relinqueshed them after 5 years as I got remarried which lasted almost 10 years, and of course you dont get benefits if you remarry. But since I have been divorced 3 now and we were mRRIED FOR ALMOST TEN I AM WORRIED THAT I WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE complicated I know but HIS exwife currently gets his, sorry to bother you and thanks

MyVirtualCPA :

You can still draw off your first husband's record, because your marriage ended...

MyVirtualCPA :

and, if you remarry again after the age of 60 you will keep your benefit.

Customer:

oh you have setttled a lot of worries for me as I am really struggling right now and my bills are through the roof. Thank you so very much.

MyVirtualCPA :

You're welcome. In 3 years you should get relief. Sorry it couldn't be sooner!

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Customer:

yes thank you because I certainly NEVER want to marry again!!!

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Marianne,

Thank you for your positive rating. Please come back and visit MyVirtualCPA for any of your finance, tax, or social security needs. It was a pleasure working with you today

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