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Good morning Marcia, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.1. What social security benefit are you receiving? Early retirement, SSDI or something else?2. Why were your benefits decreased the first of the year? What did social security tell you the reason was?Doug
My benefits are from my husband of 38 years who I divorced in 2000. My benefits were reduced because of my tax returns for 2012.
I applied for SS when I was 62. My DOB is 09/12/1940. My husband died in 2002 and I believe I received a divorced widow benefit from his benefits as I only worked from 1988-2000.
I am 73 now and I think you are correct.