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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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I just divorced from second husband due to an assault. My

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Hi, I just divorced from second husband due to an assault. My first husband has died and I would like to apply for his S.S. benefits.
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: I was married to James Victor Wroblewski, Stevens Point WI Aug 12, 1972
JA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?
Customer: He died March 3, 2015
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name's Lane.

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YOu can do this as long as you were married to your first husband for 10 years.

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Normally, once you remarry this is not possible, but if tghe subsequent re-marriage ended due to death, divorce or annulment, then as long as the first marriage lasted for 10 years, you can apply and will receive spousal benefits from your prior husband

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Here are the amounts from SSA:

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These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, (divorced spouse if married 10 years), full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, (divorced spouse if married 10 years), age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

You cannot report a death or apply for survivors' benefits online. Contact your local Social Security office or call 1-***-***-****. You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.

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

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If this has helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit").

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Thanks!

Lane

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I have a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, 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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't know where to start?
Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

Contact your local Social Security office or call 1-***-***-****.

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

Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

Other questoins? ... would it help if I made a phone consult offef so we can talkt through?

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Let me know

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I'll be here

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Lane

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