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My husband of 38 years just passed and we both were

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My husband of 38 years just passed and we both were receiving disability benefits. I will be 60 in Sept. Do I get to draw his SS benefits and still receive mine? If so will my disability be reduced?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  CGCPA replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, you do NOT get to draw on both accounts. You should receive the larger of the two benefits but will need to go to a SSA office to request this. Bring photo ID, a copy of marriage records, your birth certificate and a copy of his death certificate. I am sorry but life is about to get more difficult.

There is a spousal death benefit for which you qualify but, again, only if you request it. Please do not delay.