Ask Social Security Questions and Get Answers ASAP
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.