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My wife just passed away recently. Her social security

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My wife just passed away recently. Her social security benefit was higher than mine. Am I eligible to apply for her social security benefit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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My wife just passed away recently. Her social security benefit was higher than mine. Am I eligible to apply for her social security benefit?
Response: Yes, you are. When you apply for Survivor benefits, Social Security Administration would review the information and if collecting under hers would be higher, your benefits would be increased to reflect the higher amount.