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A Social Security beneficiary is an individual that is receiving or will be receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration. Beneficiaries often have questions regarding their eligibility of benefits or what happens to their benefits if their spouse dies. Many times these concerns lead to questions like the ones answered below by the Experts.

What length of time do I need to wait to be reinstated as a Social Security beneficiary after being incarcerated?

The amount of time that it takes for benefits to be reinstated depends on an individual’s specific situation. If your benefits have only been suspended then Social Security can usually restart them without too much delay. If your benefits were terminated, then it could take months to have them reinstated. Social Security does offer a prerelease procedure that expedites the process a bit.

My 65 year old girlfriend currently receives Survivor Benefits from Social Security. If I marry her, will she lose those benefits and be forced to use her own Social Security which is hundreds less?

If a person is currently receiving Survivor Benefits and chooses to remarry after the age of 60 then they will not lose their Survivor Benefits because of the marriage. If the individual is disabled then the age to which it would not matter would be 50 years old. There would be an additional benefit that the individual could apply for called Spousal Benefits. The current spouse would need to be a Social Security beneficiary in order to apply for Spousal Benefits. The spouse would apply for benefits based on the new spouse’s record with Social Security. Social Security will then give the larger of the two benefits or a combination of the two that would be larger.

If adult has been disabled since birth and receives Social Security Disability. If they marry will they automatically lose her benefits?

The way it is laid out is if the disabled individual who is a Social Security Beneficiary marries another beneficiary of Social Security then the benefits of either one will not be affected. The exception would be if this individual marries someone under the age of 18 or a student, then both beneficiaries would lose their benefits.

If someone was married for over ten years and their ex-spouse passed away. Would they be eligible to be a Social Security beneficiary?

This would all depend on a few factors as to whether or not they would be an eligible beneficiary. If this individual is 60 years or older then they could get Widows Benefits. If this individual is disabled the age is would be 50 years or older. The amount this individual could get would also depend upon their age and what amount the beneficiary was currently receiving before their death. If this individual is a widow caring for a child or children who are under the age of 16 (or disabled and entitled to benefits) then they could get the widow benefit no matter what their age is. However if this individual decides to remarry before they reach the age of 60 (50 if disabled) then they would no longer receive the Widow Benefit on the ex-spouse’s record as long as the new marriage stays in effect.

Getting the correct information about Social Security Beneficiaries will help when dealing with questions about Social Security Benefits. Experts can help answer questions about the eligibility for a Social Security Beneficiary or what may happen to an individual’s status as a Social Security Beneficiary when they have made the decision to get married or remarried. These individuals can get the answers fast and affordably by asking an Expert.
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