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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I am drawing social security, my wife passed and I want to

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I am drawing social security, my wife passed and I want to know how I can drawing off of hers, my wife received more income than I do ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.
I am very sorry for your loss. You can file for a survivor benefit based on her SS work record. If that benefit exceeds your own, you can choose to switch to it! We only get ONE benefit, so you will only want the greater of the two. If you have already reached your full retirement age, and survivor is bigger than your own, it is almost always appropriate to switch to your survivor benefit and suspend your own. If you are under 70, once you hit age 70 and have not taken your own benefit in a few years due to taking survivor, I'd check to see if my own benefit has grown to be bigger than the survivor benefit. If it has, you can always switch back to it at age 70.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.
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