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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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How can I collect my deceased wife social security benifits

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How can I collect my deceased wife social security benifits if she gets more money than me. Stanley Tate
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: My wife passed away on Oct.3rd she was 61, but she was collecting disabelity at the time. I collects social security now, but when she is able collect ssi I her benifits will more than mine how can I collect that.
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 1 month ago.

Hi Stanley. My name's Lane. I can help you here.

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First, I'm sorry for your loss.

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Social Securfity will always pay the higher benefit if one become available (such as when a spouse dies)

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They won't add the benefit TO yours, but rather, they pay a combination of yours and any higher benefit for with you become eligible ... to take you UP TO that higher numer.

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If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-***-***-****,

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You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.

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You can also contact your local Social Security office.

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An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone.

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Here's a site where you can look up the closest Local Social Security office by entering your zip code: Click Here

Expert:  Lane replied 1 month ago.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me.

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Otherwise I receive no compensation for the work.

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Thank you,

Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, a Master’s Degree, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986