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Can I apply for and receive my social security when I'm

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Can I apply for and receive my social security when I'm receiving my husband's social security & he died in 1997?
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: What else do you need to know?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: I just turned 80, can't think of anything else
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 24 days ago.

Hi Iris. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

You can, and you are most likely receiving the higher of your own or your widow benefits. You can only receive one benefits at the time, your own or your widow, but not both.

If you are eligible for more than one type of social security benefits, the SSA usually pays you the highest benefits available to you, unless you specifically request otherwise.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 24 days ago.

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