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If you spouse's benefits were higher than your own than you should be receiving widow's benefits based on his records. But your widows benefits could have been reduced if you applied for your social security benefits before your full retirement age. Also, if you are collecting any type of government pension, your widow's benefits could have been also reduced by the offset. That would be the reason why your benefits did not increased after his death. To be sure you need to contact the social office and check how your benefits are calculated.
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