Hi, my name is ***** ***** I thank you for your inquiry. I have been practicing SS law full time for 10+ years and look forward to assisting you.
Note that you MAY be able to get benefits as his living spouse
, (not just as a survivor) so don't delay in taking this further. I understand your hesitancy to go to Detroit, and that should NOT be necessary.You should be able to apply at ANY office. You can also try ssa.gov, click on "benefits" and try to apply, but given your location and situation, that may not be possible. Also, often people go to their US embassy or consulate, whichever one is handling SS in that country. This webpage gives you many of your options, so I would start here:
I hope this helps! My goal is to provide you with excellent and accurate service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me "excellent" when you are done. I look forward to assisting you in the future, should you have legal questions. Be sure to start future posts with "To Stephanie O Joy Esq., ONLY" if you want me to specifically answer it.
Sincerely, ***** ***** Joy, Esq.
Your online legal resource!