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Can I file from my disabled wife that passed away more than

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Can I file for benefits from my disabled wife that passed away more than 6 years ago without affecting my benefits.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 11 months ago.

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Actually, that should work. In spite of Congress's recent elimination of the "file and suspend" option (that is, you would file for SS benefits but suspend the benefits based on your own record), the new law doesn't affect survivor's benefits.