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What benefits do my 95 year old father receive after my 87

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what benefits do my 95 year old father receive after my 87 yr old mother just died...they were married 70 years.....
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

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First, he will be eligible for a one time payment of $255 which will need to be requested within 2 years of his spouse's death. Second, he will be eligible for a survivor benefit based on your mother's Social Security benefit. Be aware, this survivor benefit does not stack with his own retirement benefit and your mother would have to have been eligible for a Social Security benefit. So your father would receive the higher of his normal retirement benefit and your mother's benefit. If his benefit is higher than hers, he will not receive any addition social security payments. See link from Social Security for directions on how to apply: https://socialsecurity.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou2.html

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

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