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My husband passed away in 1995 and I started collecting s

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My husband passed away in 1995 and I started collecting his ss. I am now 83 and wonder if I would receive more ss per month if I switched to my own.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer.

We cannot answer your question, but you can request the answer directly from Social Security. If you request a Social Security statement, it will tell you what your benefit would be, and you can compare it to what you are receiving.

There are two ways to request a benefit statement. The recommended way is to create a "My Social Security" account at https://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/ . Once created, you can log in and request a statement.

If you want to receive a statement by mail, you can fill out a form SSA-7004 ( https://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/materials/pdfs/SSA-7004.pdf ) and mail it to the specified address.

Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I forgot to click the button which said I had finished my answer. https://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/materials/pdfs/SSA-7004.pdf is the link