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My wife just recently died at age 60. The funeral home said

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My wife just recently died at age 60. The funeral home said they would contact SS. I know there is a death benefit that I will be receiving, but will I be collecting any of her benefits due her? I am 63 but still employed. Thanks, Ron
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 6 months ago.

My condolences for your loss.

Yes, you can apply for survivor benefits and then switch to your benefits at your full retirement age, or age 70 to maximize your benefits. Click here to learn how to apply for survivor benefits.

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