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I was married for 34 years, divorced for 16 years, I receive

I was married for 34 years, divorced for 16 years, I receive social security on my own earnings now, but if he should die, can I claim his because it would be more than mine

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My husband passed away in June of this year. He received

HI. My husband passed away in June of this year. He received $1,100 in social security benefits. He retired at 62 and just died at the age of 88. I retired early at 63 a year ago to take care of him due to his many health concerns, I am collecting $1,388 in social security (there was a 24 year age difference between us). I am wondering if I would qualify to receive any of his social security benefits along with my own. Thanks in advance for your response.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 don't think so, that is my main question...thanks!

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I have clients husband 66 wife 65 he plans to file and take

I have clients husband 66 wife 65 he plans to file and take full SS benefits at FRA - can hsi wife - who hase never worked outside the home, file at the same time for a 60% spousal benefit? So example: he gets 2000, she gets 1000 for total houshold benefits of 3000? And does her spousal benefit go away when he dies?

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I was married for 25 years and my role was that of a stay at

I was married for 25 years and my role was that of a stay at home mom (to our 3 children) for 15 years. I divorced my spouse due to him assaulting me (2nd degree aggravated assault, found guilty). He has been in prison for the past 3 1/2 years. As a result of this assault, I am disabled with a brain injury and PTSD (I have been on SSI for the past 3 1/2 years). I have never remarried and I won't remarry.My question is this:Do I have any rights to his social security? (By the way, he was a very high powered executive and made $300,000 + per year.).Thank you for any answers you can provide to me.Donna

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I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability

I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability widow benefits from my late husband.I have three US citizen childrenWe live in the philippines.I need to know if I remarry (my husband has been gone for 6 years) will I still receive my widows benefit?I need to know the age in which My children will stop receiving their benefit?As each child ages out, will the amount I receive a month go down or does it stay the same until my youngest turns 18?Thank you

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I recently lost my husband to a work place accident and I

I recently lost my husband to a work place accident and I need to set up benefits for my children and myself. I am not sure where to even start on this process. Can you please lead me in the right direction?>Thanks, *****

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My wife pasted an I'm collecting 1,564 each for two kids,

my wife pasted an I'm collecting 1,564 each for two kids , one turned 18 does his 1,564 a month go to the youngest child?

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My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is

My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is reduced by windfall but I receive federal pension. Could i get my husband's social security because is larger than mine??

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My wife and I are both turning 66 this October which will be

My wife and I are both turning 66 this October which will be our FRA (Full Retirement Age). Her earnings record is less than half of mine. I have received different answers from Social Security regarding claiming spousal benefits at delayed retirement. If I were to wait until age 70 to claim, can my wife claim at age 66, then convert to spousal benefit amount at age 70?

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