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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I will be 65 in March 2016 and would like to know if I can

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I will be 65 in March 2016 and would like to know if I can draw social security on myself and my deceased husband? Also, I was married for ten (10) years prior to remarrying and my 1st husband made considerable much more than my deceased husband.
Please advise.
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Carolyn***@******.*** or call xxxxxxxx
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hello Carolyn,

Thank you for your post. With regard to same:

"I will be 65 in March 2016 and would like to know if I can draw social security on myself and my deceased husband? -------- No, you have a choice between one or another. Much will depend on which benefit has the potential to be your greatest income, if you play it a certain way (strategy). If you are collecting ONE of those two benefits now, that will also impact.

"Also, I was married for ten (10) years prior to remarrying and my 1st husband made considerable much more than my deceased husband. Please advise. ------- You may be eligible for a third possible choice in benefit - that of a spousal benefit if that ex is still alive, or a divorced survivor benefit, if that spouse is deceased. If the former, note that the maximum would be 50% of his primary insurance amount, because spousal benefit is always significantly less than survivor or out own, %-wise.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

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