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I am a disabled adult that has been collecting ss disability

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I am a disabled adult that has been collecting ss disability & VA benefits off my father.(test done on him in the war might be the cause of my disability) Recently my mother died & I was told I might be eligable on her SS? I cant seem to get thru to SS to see if this is true & if it would harm my other benefits if I applied. I need help. Can someone call me at(###) ###-####
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. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: I think they were called "survivor benefits".?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I dont know if they are the same or treated the same. My disability started at birth. Then at 26 I was diagnosed correctly & forced on disability & told my fathers death was due to VA test so I got his benefits also. I was wondering if I would get hers also? If so, who & how do I apply for them?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Since you were disabled before age 22 then you can get a survivor benefit based off your parents at any age. You can get one from both your mother and your father but these benefits do not stack. You can only receive a higher of the two benefits. So you will only see an increase if your mothers' benefit was higher than your father's.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Just checking back in, do you have any further questions?