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I am 65 years old and collecting SSA retirement. Previously

I am 65 years old and collecting SSA retirement. Previously I was collecting SSD and OPM disability retirement. But OWCP paid more so I went that route.So here is my question. My wife is here on a K1 visa and has a green card. She just started work last month. We have been married for 6 years. If I die tomorrow, will she be eligible for survivor benefits? and what would those benefits be?Thank you

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My sisters husband passed in dec.2013-he was on

My sisters husband passed in dec.2013-he was on s.s.disability and was 69 years old. My sister was 57 at that time and was told she would get his benefit @ 60(This oct.) She called today (s.s.) and they told her she gets nothing for surviving benefits because she makes $34,000 ayear at her job. Doesn,t she get her husbands benefits regardless of salary she currently earns?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 important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: My sister is at home right now, would you mind calling her-she has no computer there- her tele. is(###) ###-####

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I am a widow, 74, collecting my late husband's benefits,

I am a widow, 74, collecting my late husband's benefits, which are greater than my original amount. If I remarry (the man is 77 and receiving less than I do) what will happen to my benefits?

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My husband passed away on July 27, 2016. I finally had my

My husband passed away on July 27, 2016. I finally had my interview to determine what amount of money I would get per month. It was on Aug, 25, 2016. I was told that they make a determination and you get one check instead of two. He said I should get $2,003 starting for July or August. I think it was for August since I had the check for July. I received my original check amount $800 for August. I had an interview with a representative of the local SS office and he verified everything that was required. He then told me that I would be receiving $2003 monthly and that I had a death benefit of $255 coming to me as well. Well this is the second Wednesday of the month and all I received was my original $800 (approx). I called the SS office and was told that after the interview the papers have to go to the widows pension office to be reviewed. No one gave me a date when this process would be finished. Can you advise?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 important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: I am not sure what even to ask. I have been to hell and back with the insurance companies. Met Life wanted to keep my lump sum and give me a little at a time. Finally after many many phone calls I finally received my check after 2 months. The Union Pension was also very late even though they promised it was coming. I am tired of arguing with anyone and I do not want anything that isn't mine. I won't cheat them and I don't want to be cheated. I will be losing my home soon and I have to find another place to live. I am too tired to fight with anyone.

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I have been receiving my retirement from a county agency

I have been receiving my retirement from a county agency since 2000 and at 66 have just started receiving my social security benefits. I have worked for 16 years paying full time into social security plus part time before that and i under stand because i worked for a government agency i will not get the full amount i am eligible for. The amount is $777.00 and i am getting $333.00 approx amount. my wife has been working full time paying into social security and is retired receiving $1400 a month in benefits, of course i feel i should be receiving my full amount however i am being told that i should be able to draw from my spouses and receive more money any help would be appreciated. thank you Jim Mckeever

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I will be 65 in March and am eligible for full Social

I will be 65 in March and am eligible for full Social Security. I was advised to access my deceased husband SS as its a higher rate than mine and then switch to my own in the future when mine will be higher. However I plan to keep working for a few more years. Can I get Social Security on my deceased husbands account while I am still working.

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I had to stop work and go on disability at 54, because of

I had to stop work and go on disability at 54, because of several ongoing health issues. I will be 66 next May. Will I receive my full retirement amount at 66? Also, my husband died 13 years ago, I receive a portion of his pension. Am I eligable to receive any more of his pension at age 66?

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I retired in 2014 from being ER NURSE IN city hospital with

I retired in 2014 from being ER NURSE IN city hospital with pension of $3030. Per month. Turning 65 on sept 26. Went to sos sec to collect my husbands social sec. He died at 58 years old in 2007. After all the math they say out of his $2200. I will only get $121.00 due to Windfall elimination act. When I talked o. Phone to Soc sec two weeks ago I was told. My pension was not counted until I collect on my own social at age 70.I have talked to four different Soc sec agents and have got 4 totally different answers

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I am a widow and was considering taking my own social

I am a widow and was considering taking my own social security at 62 (in 2019) and switch to my late husband's SS at age 70. I've heard there are substantial cuts to taking benefits at age 62 by a law that will go into effect in Feb 2018. Is this true?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 important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: NO

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