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My husband passed away two weeks ago. He was 75years and

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My husband passed away two weeks ago. He was 75years and received social security retirement benefits. I am 64 and have a disability. How do I apply for surviving spouse benefits? Should I go to an office with his death certificate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  eacfp replied 1 year ago.

You could apply for widows benefits. If his benefit was more than your benefit then you could receive approximately the same amount that he was receiving. However, it would be reduced because you are under age 66.

Expert:  eacfp replied 1 year ago.

You would need to go a social security office with a certified copy of the death certificate. It would also help if you brought a copy of your marriage certificate.