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Husband passes Wife has been receiving spousal benefit of

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Husband passes Wife has been receiving spousal benefit of 700.00 Husband had been recvg 1700.00 What does the wife now do
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 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 at 1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****.)

Your survivor benefit amount would be based on the earnings of the person who died.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 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;
  • Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;
  • Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16 -- 75 percent.

Let me know if you have any questions?