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My wife passed away. we both was drawing ss my check was

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my wife passed away . we both was drawing ss my check was slighly larger . I call the ss office my ss will increase by 21 . should I get more from her ss . I have read that I should draw hers as well as mine .
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 6 months ago.

The information that you received about getting two separate benefits is not correct. If you are receiving benefits and also qualify for survivor benefits, you would get combination of the benefits that total a higher amount, and not both. That's probably why SSA's office told you that your benefits would increase by $21.00, which would be a combination of the two benefits that total a higher amount. For more information, click here.

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