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My husband passed away November 23, 2015. Do I get any death

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My husband passed away November 23, 2015. Do I get any death benefits?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do I let Social Security know that my husband passed away?
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship.

From the Social Security website, " If you are the widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can:

(1) receive full benefits at full retirement age for survivors or reduced benefits as early as age 60.

(2) begin receiving benefits as early as age 50 if you are disabled AND the disability started before or within seven years of the worker's death.

(3) receive survivors benefits at any age if you take care of the deceased worker's child who is under age 16 or is disabled and receives benefits on the worker's record.

A widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse cannot apply online for survivors benefits. If you wish to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, contact Social Security at 1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****.)"

See link: https://ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou2.html

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

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