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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I am a Social Security recipient () -- my ex-husband just

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I am a Social Security recipient (for 10yrs) -- my ex-husband just died.
I have heard that I might qualify for a larger benefit payment now.....I certainly would like to take advantage of that if it is true
Can you tell me if that is true and how I go about making that happen....
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 12 months ago.

Are you single?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 12 months ago.

How old are you?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I never remarried after the divorce ...bd is 5/21/42 === 73.5
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 12 months ago.

Ah, super! OK, yes, you can filed for a divorced widow's benefit and receive up to 100% of his benefit. Hopefully that is larger than your own and you can enjoy that larger amount going forward.

You must file for this in person at a SS field office. You will want to bring your photo ID, your marriage certificate, his death certificate (if possible) and your birth certificate. You may be able to collect up to 6 months of retro benefits, if he died a few months ago (vs. this month).

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 12 months ago.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
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