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As a Widower am I entitled to a) spousal death benefits and

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As a Widower am I entitled to a) spousal death benefits and b) any survivor benefits
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

Hi Darryl,

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Yes, although spousal benefits are only for a spouse of a living retired worker, SURVIVOR benefits are available for you.

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Let me pull up the regs from Social Security

Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

A widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse cannot apply online for survivors benefits. If you wish to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, contact Social Security at1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number,1-***-***-****.)

Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

I hope this has helped.

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Thank you!

Lane

I have a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, both for-profit and non-profit, and tax advice on three continents, since 1986.

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